The Town of Highland Beach follows the Watering Restrictions set forth by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Year-Round Irrigation Rule. The current watering schedule is as follows:
Normal Watering Schedule
Residents and businesses with odd-numbered street addresses may water lawns and landscapes on Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Saturdays only before 10 am or after 4 pm.
Residents and businesses with even-numbered street addresses, no street address or irrigate both even and odd address within the same zones including multi-family units and homeowners associations, may water lawns and landscapes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Sundays only before 10 am or after 4 pm.
For the most efficient use of water, residents should avoid irrigating during both time periods on the same day.
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 from 30 days or less can be watered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and/or Sundays 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/or 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% new landscaping.
The Town of Highland Beach urges all water users to follow the good practices of water conservation set by the South Florida Water Management District. The Town of Highland Beach does suggest that irrigation be limited to the hours of 4 am until 8 am twice per week, and only 15 minutes per zone, especially during the winter months when many types of vegetation and landscaping will go dormant and have less of a need for continuous irrigation.
Exclusions to the SFWMD Year-Round Rule
The use of low-volume irrigation methods - including micro-irrigation, container watering and hand-watering with a hose (with an automatic shut-off nozzle) - is allowed anytime.
The use of reclaimed water and harvested rainwater for irrigation purposes is allowed anytime.
The rule applies only to water used for landscape irrigation. There are no restrictions on other outdoor uses such as pressure cleaning or vehicle/boat washing, although voluntary, water-conserving practices are highly recommended.
For more water conservation tips, please be sure to visit the South Florida Water Management District website.