Did you know that there is a watering restriction in Miami-Dade County? Water conservation is vital to the preservation of South Florida's ecosystems. In Miami-Dade County, water restrictions are permanent and enforced year-round. These restrictions apply to users of any water source, including public utilities, private wells and any surface water body including canals and lakes.
So when can I water my lawn?
Watering is not allowed after 10 a.m. or before 4 p.m. and should only take place two days out of the week. The same rules apply to residences and businesses.
- Odd-numbered addresses (those that end in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9) are permitted to irrigate on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
- Even-numbered addresses (those ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8) are allowed to irrigate on Thursdays and Sundays.
Choose one of the two watering "windows” – either morning or evening. It is not necessary to water your lawn twice a day – it’s wasteful and can be detrimental to your landscape.
Following these restrictions helps to conserve water, but it is not the only thing that you can do to help the environment and your wallet. As a resident of Miami-Dade County, you could qualify to receive a rebate for purchasing water-efficient fixtures such as showerheads and faucets. Look for the WaterSense logo when purchasing water-efficient fixtures. The City of Coral Gables and Miami-Dade County are encouraging our residents to help conserve water for future generations by purchasing water-efficient fixtures and following the watering restrictions.