The City of Jacksonville Environmental Quality Division reminds Duval County residents that as they set their clocks forward one hour for Daylight Savings Time, they should once again set lawn and landscape irrigation schedules to no more than two days per week.
Designed to conserve Jacksonville’s water supply and reduce the amount of nutrients flowing into the St. Johns River, Chapter 366 of the city’s Ordinance Code limits watering to two days a week during Daylight Savings Time. Residential properties with an address that ends in an odd number, N-Z or places without an address may water on Wednesday and Saturday, and those addresses that end in an even number or A-M may water on Thursday and Sunday. Non-residential irrigation is only permitted on Tuesday and Friday. Download the Irrigation Ordinance brochure for more information including exceptions to the schedule, penalties and enforcement, or visit coj.net/irrigation.
Citizens are also reminded to test household smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and change batteries or replace as needed.