Florida's water is a precious resource that should be saved whenever possible...
It is the City’s objective to conserve potable water supplies. The high quality water that we need and expect in our homes is not an infinite resource. Less than 1% of the world’s water supply is suitable for use. Saving water can save the environment by helping ease the burden on water storage, purification, distribution and treatment facilities.
On April 26, 2010 the Sanford City Commission adopted the St. Johns River Water Management District Landscape Irrigation Rules. Under these rules, irrigation is allowed on one day a week during the winter months, and two days a week during the summer months.
The landscape irrigation ordinance applies to landscape irrigation regardless of whether the water comes from ground or surface water, from a private well or pump. This does not apply to reclaimed water (see “Reclaimed Water” below for details). The mandatory landscape irrigation schedule for water is below.
|Time of year||Homes with odd numbered|
or no addresses
|Homes with even numbered addresses||Nonresidential|
|Daylight saving time||Wednesday/Saturday||Thursday/Sunday||Tuesday/Friday|
|Eastern Standard Time||Saturday||Sunday||Tuesday|
Homes with odd numbered or no addresses
- During Daylight Saving Time: Wednesday/Saturday
- During Standard Time: Saturday
Homes with even numbered addresses
- During Daylight Saving Time: Thursday/Sunday
- During Standard Time: Sunday
- During Daylight Saving Time: Tuesday/Friday
- During Standard Time: Tuesday
- Daylight saving time: Second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November
- Eastern Standard Time: First Sunday in November until the second Sunday in March
- An odd numbered address is one that ends in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9.
- An even numbered address is one that ends in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.
- Water only when needed and not between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Water for no more than one hour per zone.
- Restrictions apply to private wells and pumps, ground or surface water and water from public and private utilities.
- Some exceptions apply.
Lawn Watering Tips
USE SEPARATE SYSTEMS
CALIBRATE YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM
- For an in-ground sprinkler system, place containers randomly throughout one sprinkler zone. Repeat for each zone.
- For a hose-end sprinkler, place containers evenly in a straight line from the sprinkler to the edge of the watering pattern.
- Turn the water on and let it fill the cans for 15 minutes.
- Pour all the water into one can, measure to the nearest 1/18th of an inch and divide by the number of cans
- This shows how much is being applied in 15 minutes.
- To determine the irrigation rate in inches per hour, multiply the average depth of water times four.
SAVE WITH THE CITY OF SANFORD'S RECLAIMED WATER SERVICE
The City of Sanford’s reclaimed water service will help you save in three ways.
- First – Reclaimed water will help save fresh water.
- Second – Reclaimed water helps you save money. The consumption charge per 1,000 gallons is less than that of potable water.
- Third – Reclaimed water’s nutrients help you save the environment