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What days and times can I water my lawn?
It should be noted that the SFWMD is projecting a drier-than-normal forecast for the next several months and may result in a return to water shortage conditions in the spring 2012. If this projection does occur and results in the District re-enacting the Phase I water restrictions, the City of Delray Beach would be required by City Code to re institute the 15% surcharge for all water use above 15,000 gallons per month. 3-Day-A-Week Watering Schedule Due to the District rescinding the emergency order, residential and business properties within the City of Delray Beach will return to a 3-Day-A-Week, which provides for the following: Users within the City of Delray Beach may water lawns and landscapes on two days or may exercise the option and irrigate a third day based upon the permitted watering schedule outlined below:Residents and businesses with an odd-numbered street address may water lawns and landscapes on Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, only before 10 a.m. OR after 4 p.m. Residents and businesses with an even-numbered street address, no street address or those that irrigate both even and odd addresses within the same zones, which may include multi-family units and homeowners associations, may water lawns and landscapes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Sundays, only before 10 a.m. OR after 4 p.m. New Landscaping for 2-Day-A-Week and 3-Day-A-Week Watering UNLESS LOCAL LANDSCAPE IRRIGATION ORDINANCES ARE IN PLACE, the District Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule allows additional watering for up to 90 days is allowed following the installation of new lawns and landscaping. • On the day new landscaping is installed, new plantings and the soil may be irrigated once without regard to the normally allowable watering days and times. Soil irrigation is also allowed immediately prior to planting. • New plantings that have been in place for 30 days or less may be watered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and/or Sundays, only before 10 a.m. and/or after 4 p.m. • New plantings that have been in place from 31 to 90 days may be watered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and/or Saturdays, only before 10 a.m. and/or after 4 p.m. • Irrigation is limited to the areas containing new landscaping only. An entire irrigation zone may be watered only if new landscaping is planted on at least 50 percent of that zone. If new landscaping is planted on less than 50 percent of an irrigation zone, only the new plantings may be watered. More information about Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Conservation Measures, including links to local government websites, is online at www.sfwmd.gov/2days.
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