Watering Schedule and Rules
The Southwest Florida Water Management District has issued a modified Stage 1 Water Shortage for Pinellas County. Beginning, Dec. 1, 2023, Pinellas County Utilities will move to one-day-per-week watering for all water customers. Please see the new watering restrictions/schedule below.
We urge everyone to reduce wasteful and unnecessary water use and be prepared for more stringent restrictions if drought conditions worsen.
The authorized irrigation schedule using reclaimed, potable, well, lake or pond sources for all Pinellas County Utilities customers is as follows:
Customers north of SR580
- Addresses ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8): Saturdays
- Addresses ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9): Wednesdays
- Mixed or No Address (such as common areas, entry areas/office complexes, shopping centers and other “no address” locations): Wednesdays
Customers south of SR580
- Addresses ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6, 8): Tuesdays
- Addresses ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7, 9): Thursdays
- Mixed or No Address (such as common areas, entry areas/office complexes, shopping centers and other “no address” locations): Thursdays
Watering is not permitted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Please monitor this page for up-to-date water schedule information as restrictions can change at any time. Residents who do not receive their water from PCU should verify their watering days and restrictions with their water supplier.
While under the modified Phase 1 Water Shortage Order, PCU will issue warnings that do not carry a fine for the first offence. A second offence will receive a citation that carries a $193.00 fine.
If drought conditions worsen and a Phase 2 order is issued, any offense will receive a citation and $193.00 fine. For more information after receiving a citation, please contact Business & Customer Services at (727) 464-4000.
Wasteful and Unnecessary Use of Water Is Prohibited. This includes:
- Leaving a hose on unattended.
- Hand-watering a lawn on a restricted day or more than once a day.
- Hosing down a driveway, solid surface or structure when another method could be used.
- Not fixing an irrigation or plumbing issue, like broken sprinkler heads or outdoor faucets, after receiving a verbal or written notice.
Irrigation System Testing and Repair
- May be operated for testing and repair purposes
- Testing may be done as often as once a week
- The run-time for any one test may not exceed 10 minutes
- An attendant must be on-site in the area being tested