Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Restrictions
As part of its Comprehensive Water Conservation program, the South Florida Water Management District has established a Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule under Chapter 40E-24, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). This Rule calls for year-round and permanent landscape irrigation measures that designed to promote water conservation through the efficient use of water landscape (includes lawns) irrigation.
The Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule applies to all landscape irrigation from all water sources, including public or privately-owned water utility systems, private wells or private connections to surface water bodies (ponds, lakes, canals, etc.), with the following exceptions:
- Use of reclaimed water
- Athletic play areas (including golf courses, football, baseball, soccer, polo, tennis, and lawn bowling fields, and rodeo, equestrian, and livestock arenas)
- Agricultural operations (including nurseries) with District issued consumptive use permits
- Hand watering is allowed at any time provided the hose has a self-cancelling nozzle.
The City of Miramar is in the process of local adoption.
In general, NO watering of lawns and landscapes is allowed on Monday, Tuesday, and Fridays.
- Irrigation (watering) is never allowed during the day (10:00 am to 4:00 p.m.)
- Irrigation is allowed Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4:01 p.m. to 9:59 a.m. for odd-numbered addresses and Thursdays and Sundays from 4:01p.m. to 9:59 a.m. for even-numbered addresses.
New Landscaping, Sod or Other Plantings
- New landscaping can be watered without regard to restrictions on the first day it is installed.
- Landscaping that has been in place for 30 days or less can be watered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and/or Sunday during the hours allowed for regular landscape irrigation.
- Landscaping that has been in place from 31 days to 90 days can be watered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during the hours allowed for regular landscape irrigation.
- Additional watering days can only be used to benefit new landscaping. An entire irrigation system zone may only be watered if it contains at least 50 percent new landscaping.
Want to save on your water bill?
The City of Miramar, in partnership with Broward County, is offering rebates for installation of EPA WaterSense-labeled smart irrigation controllers and pressure regulating spray bodies. To be eligible you must have a working, city water irrigation system at your home. Qualifying applicants receive an irrigation system evaluation from Broward County staff, a report detailing how to improve your system and a conservation kit. Visit broward.org/irrigationrebate to check eligibility and apply. First come, first served!