Tampa's water use back to twice weekly | Environment
Tampa, Florida-- Tampa water users may return to a two-day-a-week watering allowance, effective tomorrow, the Tampa Water Department announced today.
The changes, they said, are a result of the expiration of a water shortage declaration issued in May by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
This change effects locations using City system water, well or surface water.
According to the Water Department, Tampa locations may irrigate using the following schedule:
- Addresses ending in 0, 1, 2 or 3 may irrigate on Mondays and/or Thursdays
- Addresses ending in 4, 5 or 6 may irrigate on Tuesdays and/or Fridays
- Addresses ending in 7, 8 or 9 may irrigate on Wednesdays and/or Fridays
- Locations with no address or with mixed addresses may irrigate on Wednesdays and/or Fridays
Irrigation hours remain the same, allowing you to water either between midnight and 8 a.m. or between 6 p.m. and midnight on allowed days.
Other changes resulting from the expiration of the water shortage declaration include:
- Hand-watering and micro-irrigation on non-turf may occur any day at any time.
- Fountains and other aesthetic water features no longer have restricted hours of use.
- Car washing may be done any day at any time.
- Pressure washing may be done any day at any time.
Tampa residents are encouraged to review their irrigation practices, to check any timers they may have controlling irrigation on their properties and to ensure that their irrigation system includes a rain sensing device.
Free rain-sensors are available to City of Tampa water utility customers on request on their website.
For more information about City of Tampa restrictions, call (813) 274-8121 or online at www.TampaGov.net/waterrestrictions.
A recorded summary of the restrictions can be heard 24-hours-a-day by calling the Water Conservation Hotline at (813) 274-8032. Customers located in Tampa's reclaimed water service area can call (813) 282-7827 to find out about service availability.