In 2010, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance adopting year round irrigation restrictions. The Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule (Chapter 40E-24, F.A.C.
) is a component of the South Florida Water Management District's Comprehensive Water Conservation Program, which was established to encourage more responsible use of water resources throughout South Florida.
Residents and businesses should follow the South Florida Water Management District's Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule
, which limits landscape irrigation to two days a week, with a three-day-a-week provision for some counties.
- In general, NO watering of lawns and landscapes is allowed on Monday, Tuesday, and Fridays.
- Irrigation (watering) is never allowed during the day
- Irrigation is allowed Wednesdays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. for odd-numbered addresses and Thursdays and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 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 from 2 days to 30 days can be watered everyday except Friday's 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.
For additional ways to save water in your yard, learn what and how to plant in certain areas, information on xeriscaping, a list of native plants appropriate for each plant zone, and other useful resources visit the NatureScape Broward County
During water restrictions, excessive water consumption is subject to a surcharge per City of Hollywood Code of Ordinances 51.127.