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Water Restrictions

  • Watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Hand watering using a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle is allowed anytime to maintain a healthy landscape.
  • Restrictions apply to all users of any water resource within Miami-Dade County, whether from publicly or privately owned water utility sewer systems, private wells or private connections to surface water bodies.

Residents and businesses with odd-numbered address
(house number ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9):

  • Lawn watering is permitted on WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS from 
    4 p.m. to 10 a.m.

Residents and businesses with even-numbered address
(house number ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8*), no street address, or who water both even and odd addresses within the same zones, including multi-family units and Homeowner Associations:

  • Lawn watering is permitted on THURSDAYS and SUNDAYS from 
    4 p.m. to 10 a.m.

Residents should choose from one of two "watering windows" (before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.) on their designated irrigation days. For the most efficient use of water, residents should avoid irrigating during both time periods on the same day.

To report a water restriction violation, call 311 or email [email protected].

Some exceptions

Restrictions don't apply for car and boat washing, pressure cleaning of paved surfaces, decorative fountains and water-based recreation (e.g. swimming pools, water slides).

Users of 100 percent reclaimed water are exempt from restrictions, but encouraged to conserve water.

Low-volume irrigation, including the use of drop and micro jet systems that apply water directly to plant root zones, is not restricted but is encouraged to be reduced.

Newly-planted gardens and landscaping

New landscaping can be watered during the corresponding hours listed above every day, except Fridays, for the first 90 days it is installed. Save the receipt with the date of purchase. When unable to water during specific hours, call 3-1-1 to apply for a variance.

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Water Restrictions

No watering from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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