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Outdoor Water Restrictions

Outdoor water use, including irrigation, consumes half of a home’s overall water usage. The department offers free landscape assessments to homes that have a functioning in-ground irrigation system in place regardless of water source. If homeowners implement assessment recommendations, they can earn up to $500 a year for five years in rebates.

WASD also has many indoor rebate options that can help customers conserve water and lower their water bill such as replacing toilets and showerheads with high efficiency models. For more information on all of WASD’s rebates, visit the department’s Conservation page.
  • Watering is not allowed between 7 a.m. and 7 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 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 an ODD-numbered street address
(ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9):

  • Lawn watering is permitted on WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS before 
    7 a.m. and after 7 p.m.

Residents and businesses with an EVEN-numbered street address
(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 before
    7 a.m. and after 7 p.m.

Residents should choose from one of two "watering windows" (before 7 a.m. or after 7 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, submit a 311 service request online by selecting the All tab, then choosing Other, or call 311.

  • 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 311 to apply for a variance.