What is a rain sensor?

Florida law requires that all automatic outdoor irrigation systems installed after 1991 be equipped with a rain sensor. A rain sensor prevents an irrigation system from working during a rainfall and during the period immediately after a rainfall.

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1. What is a rain sensor?
2. Why should I use mulch?
3. How often should I water my lawn?
4. Do I have to follow the irrigation restrictions if I have reclaimed water?
5. Are there special times I should water my lawn?
6. Is watering my yard with a hose allowed under the irrigation restrictions?
7. Can I pick another day to water if I missed my watering day?
8. Is it okay to have my sprinklers come on at 11 pm and go off at 1 am
9. Is there a penalty if I don't follow the watering restrictions?
10. Who do I call if my neighbor waters all the time?