End of Daylight Saving Means Potential Savings for Residents

November 05, 2018  
A sprinkler spraying water

The City of Jacksonville Environmental Quality Division reminds Duval County residents that the end of Daylight Saving Time also means it’s time to reset the timer on irrigation controllers.
 

Lawn and landscape irrigation often accounts for more than half of residential water use. Plants and grass need much less water in cooler months, which provides an excellent opportunity to reduce water use outdoors and save money.
 
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 one day a week from Nov. 4, 2018 – March 3, 2019. Residential properties with an address that ends in an odd number or places without an address may water on Saturday, and addresses that end in an even number may water on Sunday. Non-residential irrigation is permitted on Tuesday. To learn more, click here.
 
Citizens are also reminded to test household smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and change batteries or replace as needed.