It's official: Alachua County residents can water one day a week

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 5:26 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 5:26 p.m.

Alachua County residents must limit their landscape irrigation to one day per week from now on.

People can irrigate their yards only between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. in order to minimize condensation, according to a county news release.

Residents in most sections of the county have specific days on which they can irrigate based on their addresses. Those with no address or an address that ends in an odd number can irrigate on Saturdays, while those with addresses ending in an even number can do so on Sundays.

Nonresidential lands can be irrigated on Tuesdays.

These restrictions apply to groundwater as well as surface waters that are either provided by a utility -- public or private -- or drawn from a private well.

Plants need less or even no irrigation with the cooler temperatures of late fall and winter, according to the news release.

These limitations went into effect in early November.

For more information or to report violations of these regulations, residents can call the county's Environmental Protection Department at 264-6800 or email Alachua County Water Conservation Coordinator Stacie Greco at

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