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Irrigation Limited to One Day a Week Beginning November First

Press release from Alachua County

Irrigation restrictions change Sunday, November 1, 2020. When Alachua County residents set their clocks back, they should remember to cut back on their watering also. Landscape irrigation will be limited to one day a week in Alachua County.

Follow this schedule for watering yards:

  • Saturday at addresses that end in an odd number or that have no house address
  • Sunday at addresses ending in an even number
  • Tuesday for nonresidential landscape irrigation (including residential common areas)
  • No irrigation is allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (as this is when evaporation is the greatest)

“Landscape irrigation can account for almost 60% of residential water use,” said Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Water Resources Program Manager Stacie Greco. “Eliminating or reducing your¬†irrigation helps to¬†conserve the precious groundwater supply we depend upon that also provides water to our springs, lakes, and rivers.”

Watering is limited during these seasons because most plants go dormant in cooler weather and require little to no supplemental watering. Most yards can go all winter without irrigation, so turning off irrigation systems can save additional water and money.

Irrigation restrictions apply to the use of private wells, city water, and surface water.The use of a hand-held hose with a spray nozzle, micro-irrigation, and reclaimed water are exempt along with the watering of vegetable gardens and fruit trees. County staff actively enforces irrigation restrictions and responds to citizen complaints or concerns regarding wasteful watering.

  • And with proposed county charter amendment, you’re only allowed to mow every 5th blade of grass, move a rock to keep it from being run over, or trim a tree if you purchase a permit.

  • For Swampy…
    Who do we blow
    If we want to be like Poe?
    Do we have to be a dealer
    Or is it better to have the last name Wheeler?
    Even Cornell has to spit,
    Because he knows he’s full of $h!t.
    Although many of us are proud to be a citizen of this nation,
    All Byerly can do is keep on fakin’.
    Quite evident when the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation are spoken,
    Somehow he finds something else to do…he may be out tokin’.
    Who would have thought Chestnut would be the most moderate?
    Just wish he would stand up for us and not the other four idiots.
    Oh, but Hutchinson keeps showing,
    It’s Poe he continues to enjoy blowin’.

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