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Water and Sewer Department encourages residents to conserve water

MIAMI (July 17, 2015)

Water conservation is a top priority for the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD). In an effort to manage water resources and to address record low water levels, WASD encourages residents to adhere to the county wide water restrictions ordinance. These restrictions apply to all water sources including residences that are on private wells.

Miami-Dade County Lawn Watering Restrictions

  • Lawn watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Hand-watering with one hose fitted with an automatic shut-off nozzle is allowed for 10 minutes per day for landscape stress relief and to prevent plant die-off.
  • Restrictions apply to all users of municipal and county water utilities and wells.
  • Lawn watering is permitted on Wednesdays and Saturdays from midnight to 10 a.m. and/or from 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. for residents and businesses with an odd-numbered street address (house number ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9). 
  • Lawn watering is permitted on Thursdays and Sundays from midnight to 10 a.m. and/or from 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. for residents and businesses with an even-numbered street address (house number ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8).

The department’s successful water conservation program includes a showerhead exchange program; toilet, showerhead, and faucet rebates; and irrigation evaluations. For more information on water restrictions and conservation programs visit the website. “Ensuring the sustainability of our water is essential which is why we’re encouraging residents to take advantage of our conservation programs,” said WASD Director Lester Sola. “Residents can also be proactive in protecting our water by reporting water restriction violations by calling 311.”

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services and programs, visit our website.