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“As cooler weather sets in, your lawns and landscapes require far less water than during the summer months,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Mike Register. “By reducing irrigation, we not only protect our water resources, but homeowners also have the opportunity to see savings on their water bill.”
Given the decreased water requirements of lawns in Florida’s winter months, watering restrictions have been instituted to ensure that irrigation resources are utilized efficiently. During Eastern Standard Time (early November through mid-March), landscape irrigation is limited to one day per week.
The Flagler Beach City Commission has adopted these state mandated regulations on irrigation as follows:
Sec. 4.02.03. Landscape irrigation schedule.
(b) When Eastern Standard Time is in effect, landscape irrigation shall occur only in accordance with the following irrigation schedule:
(1) Residential landscape irrigation at odd numbered addresses or no address may occur only on Saturday and shall not occur between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; and
(2) Residential landscape irrigation at even numbered addresses may occur only on Sunday and shall not occur between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; and
(3) Nonresidential landscape irrigation may occur only on Tuesday and shall not occur between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.; and
(4) No more than ¾-inch of water may applied per irrigation zone on each day that irrigation occurs, and in no event shall irrigation occur for more than one (1) hour per irrigation zone on each day that irrigation occurs.
(c) All landscape irrigation shall be limited in amount to only that necessary to meet landscape needs.
Sec. 4.02.09. Penalties.
Violation of any provision of this division shall be subject to the following penalties:
First violation: $50.00
Second violation: $100.00
Subsequent violations: Fine not to exceed $500.00
Each day in violation of this division shall constitute a separate offense.
Enforcement officials shall provide violators with no more than one (1) written warning.
In addition to the civil sanctions contained herein, the city may take any other appropriate legal action,
including, but not limited to, injunctive action to enforce the provisions of this division.