All Pasco County residents and homeowner associations are being encouraged to conserve water, when possible, and to follow watering guidelines. Pasco County is under a Phase I Water Shortage Declaration as the Central Florida region continues to experience extremely dry conditions.
Pasco County Utilities is managing a critically low reclaimed water supply during these drought conditions and is urging residents to run sprinklers only when the landscape shows signs of needing water. If the irrigation system is equipped with a roof-mounted rain shut-off device, be sure it is turned on and check for proper operation.
For helpful tips on efficient landscape irrigation, please visit bitly.com/pascolawn.
Pasco County allows residents to water lawns no more than twice a week:
- Twice a week watering is best for turf grass
- Allows root system to extend deeper into the soil, making the grass drought-tolerant
- More is not better
- Sticking to the allowed watering schedule will help extend current supply through the dry season and allow residents and businesses to maintain their landscaping
In Pasco County, regardless of the irrigation water source, all watering is prohibited between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Watering during the early morning or late evening hours, when temperatures and wind speed are lowest, helps minimize water losses from evaporation and wind-drift. To determine your allowed watering day(s), please visit bitly.com/PascoWatering and select your water source – potable, reclaimed, or well.
All citizens are encouraged to help conserve the community’s water resources. For more information, please contact Pasco County Utilities Customer Information & Services at 813.235.6012.