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Sarasota County is actively monitoring the beaches and cleaning in accordance with beach policy. To report a fish kill, call 800-636-0511.

Find current beach conditions at Mote Marine Daily Beach Conditions. Find updates on the county’s beach cleaning efforts at Red Tide Status.

 

All residents of unincorporated Sarasota County shall follow landscape and irrigation water restrictions. The restrictions apply to sources of water including well, pond, or utility system used for manual and automated irrigation systems except for low-volume Irrigation, spot treatment, residential drip lines, and soaker hoses.

  1. Even numbered addresses (house numbers ending with 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) may water only on Tuesday.
  2. Odd numbered addresses (house numbers ending with 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may water only Thursday.

  3. Common areas with no address, such as median or roadside plantings, clubhouse or recreation areas may be irrigated only on Tuesday.

  4. The maximum amount of water applied is limited to three-quarters of an inch in each irrigation zone, on each allowable watering day.

  5. Irrigation is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on any allowable day.

  6. Fountains and waterfalls may operate only eight hours per day.

  7. No special watering allowances will be granted for veritcutting or over-seeding.

  8. New or replacement lawns.
    1. Watering may occur on the first day of installation any time of any day of the week.
    2. After the first day, new lawns may be irrigated any day for another 29 days, before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
    3. On days 31 through 60, new lawns may be irrigated up to three times a week, before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.

Rain sensor shut-off devices are required for automated irrigations.

It is important to check timers for proper settings after daylight savings and power outages and that rain sensor shut-off devices are still intact and properly functioning after a storm event.

Report a water restriction violation

Watering Restrictions


 

Southwest Florida Water Management District website

To report a watering violation, please call the Utilities Customer service office 914-861-6790 or email to utilitybill@scgov.net. Please include day/date/time and address of the violation.