All residents of unincorporated Sarasota County should follow landscape and irrigation water restrictions. The restrictions apply to sources of water including well, pond, or utility system.

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

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

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

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

  • Fountains and waterfalls may operate only 8 hours per day.

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

  • New or replacement lawns.

    • Watering may occur on the first day of installation any time of any day of the week.

    • After the first day, new lawns may be irrigated any day for another 29 days, before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m. 

    • On days 31 through 60, new lawns may be irrigated up to 3 times a week, before 8 a.m. and after 6 p.m.

Additional information about Phase III is available at the Southwest Florida Water Management District website.

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 Please include day /date/time and address of the violation.