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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Time and Irrigation ‘Spring Forward’

LIVE OAK, FLA, Mar 8, 2017 – On, Sunday, March 12, 2017 the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) will spring forward with daylight savings time.

In addition to the time change, residents and businesses within the District are reminded to shift current lawn and irrigation measures.

Year-round lawn and landscape irrigation measures are a statewide effort among all five of the water management districts. During daylight savings time, from March 11 until November 5, 2017, residents and commercial properties are permitted to water twice per week.

Permitted hours of irrigation are between 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m. Watering during any other time is prohibited. Non-residential properties may water on Tuesdays and Fridays. Residential properties having even numbered addresses or addresses ending with letters A-M may water on Thursday and Sunday. Residential properties having odd numbered addresses or addresses ending in with letters N-Z may water on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The District encourages residents and commercial entities to practice Florida Friendly Landscaping methods. Examples of Florida Friendly Landscaping methods include collecting rainwater, reducing storm water runoff and planting Florida native vegetation. Incorporating these and other steps may significantly reduce the need to irrigate.

For more information on irrigation and Florida Friendly landscaping, visit and look for “Water Conservation” under the “Water Resources” tab.

The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public.

The District holds true to the belief of water for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties.

For more information about the District, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter, search @SRWMD. 

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