New Watering Restrictions Take Effect in Fernandina Beach

New Water Restrictions for North Florida

New Water Restrictions for North Florida

The St. Johns River Water Management District’s new watering restrictions took effect Sunday with the change of time for fall and winter. The SJRWD encompasses all of Nassau County, including Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island and Yulee. The new restrictions only allow for one (1) day a week watering until daylight savings time takes effect on the second Sunday in March.

Those residences that have an odd number or no address can only water on Saturdays, and even numbered residences must only water on Sundays. Nonresidential properties must water on Tuesdays. This is for all Landscape irrigation which means outside plants and grass areas.

All watering must be done before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. You can water no more than one hour per zone.

There are some exceptions to the restrictions, such as being allowed to water new landscaping at any time of day on any day for the first 30 days and every other day for the next 30 days. You may also water in chemicals as needed within 24 hours of application.

This time of year in Northeast Florida can bring a wide variety of weather so it is important, since you can only water one day per week, that you check your sprinklers and make sure everything is working correctly.

For more information on this and other Water Management issues visit

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