Daylight Saving Time Brings New Lawn Irrigation Schedule for Duval County

March 09, 2020  
sprinkler watering green grass

While Duval County residents are preparing to set their clocks forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time, the City of Jacksonville’s Environmental Quality Division is reminding them to 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 Saving 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; 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. Visit coj.net/fertilizer for more information including exceptions to the schedule, penalties and enforcement.

*An odd number address is a street address whereby the numeric part of the address is an odd number (103 John Doe Street) or the alpha-numeric part of the address ends with any of the letters N-Z (104-N John Doe Street).   

**An even number address is a street address whereby the numeric part of the address is an even number (108 John Doe Street) or the alpha-numeric part of the street address ends with any of the letters A-M (109A John Doe Street).