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Spring Irrigation Schedule
Irrigation Schedule Changes to Twice A Week
TITUSVILLE, FL - (March 8, 2012) – It’s spring! This Sunday (March 11) when you set your clock ahead one hour, remember to change the settings on your irrigation controller. During the spring and summer (Daylight Saving Time), irrigation increases to twice a week for both residential and commercial properties.
To help you remember what days you are allowed to irrigate, the watering schedule is tied to when you set your clock forward (Daylight Saving Time) or back (Eastern Standard Time). During Daylight Saving Time, March 11, 2012 through November 3, 2012, irrigation is allowed twice a week. Odd-numbered residential addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday, even-numbered residential addresses on Thursday and Sunday, and commercial/non-residential addresses on Tuesday and Friday. In the fall during Eastern Standard Time, November 4, 2012 through March 9, 2013, irrigation is reduced to once a week. Titusville’s irrigation restrictions apply to reclaimed water, well water and city (potable) water.
Although twice-a-week irrigation is permitted, it may not be necessary for you to water that often. “Just because you can irrigate twice a week, doesn’t mean you should irrigate twice a week,” explained Maureen Phillips, Water Resources’ Water Conservation & Public Outreach Manager. “Our rainy season usually begins after April, so you may actually need to irrigate less. The change in schedule simply recognizes that during this time of year plants are in their growing cycle. With warmer temperatures and increased sunlight hours, they need more water than in the fall and winter. If you use native plants and follow the rule of planting the right plant in the right place, you may not need anything more than our normal rainfall to keep your plants healthy.”
Choosing the right plant for the right place is the basic principle of Florida-Friendly landscaping. The concept refers to matching the lighting, moisture, and soil needs of plants to specific areas of your yard.
For more information about the irrigation restrictions or if you want to know more about Florida-Friendly landscaping, just contact the Titusville Conservation Office at 321-383-5669 or visit the City of Titusville Water Resources Department’s Conservation Program pages on www.titusville.com.