City of Melbourne Announces New Lawn-Watering Restriction Change Through March 14

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The City of Melbourne announces changes and new restrictions to lawn watering. (City of Melbourne image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The City of Melbourne announces changes and new restrictions to lawn watering.

During Eastern Standard Time November 1– March 14 irrigation is limited to only one day per week on scheduled days:

■ Saturday- Residential addresses that end in an odd number or have no address

■ Sunday- Residential addresses that end in an even number

■Tuesday- Nonresidential addresses

Water your yard:

■ Before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

■ Only when needed

■ For no more than one hour per zone

■ Improving landscape irrigation practices can save water and improve your landscape’s quality at the same time.

Watering less in the fall and winter is better for your lawn:

■ Grass and plants need less water during the cooler months.

■ Overwatering can encourage mold and fungus, weaken grassroots, and promote weeds and undesirable insects.

Wasted water harms the Indian River Lagoon:

■ Water is wasted when broken or misdirected sprinkler heads spray water onto sidewalks and pavement.

■ Runoff from oversaturated yards often carries fertilizers, debris, and nutrients into natural waterways, like the Indian River Lagoon, which leads to poor water quality.

■ Reclaimed water is not subject to year-round water restrictions that apply to potable water or groundwater well irrigation systems.

■ However, because all water is valuable, reclaimed water customers are encouraged to use it wisely and follow recommended best practices for irrigation.

For more information about watering restrictions, visit St. Johns River Water Management District’s website.

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