Watering Restriction Information
Watering restrictions are set by the St. Johns River Water Management District and are shown below. To report watering restriction violations, please call (800) 232-0904 or send an email to waterrestriction@sjrwmd.com.

Time of year

Homes with odd numbered
or no addresses

Homes with even numbered addresses

Nonresidential properties

Daylight saving time

Wednesday/Saturday

Thursday/Sunday

Tuesday/Friday

Eastern Standard Time

Saturday

Sunday

Tuesday


  • Daylight saving time: Second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November
  • Eastern Standard Time: First Sunday in November until the second Sunday in March
  • An odd numbered address is one that ends in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9.
  • An even numbered address is one that ends in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8.
  • Water only when needed and not between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Water for no more than one hour per zone.
  • Restrictions apply to private wells and pumps, ground or surface water and water from public and private utilities.
  • Some exceptions apply.
 Please reference http://www.sjrwmd.org/wateringrestrictions/ for additional information. 
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Water-Wise Gardens at the UC                                                                                 Society Garlic

UCNSB, in partnership with Lindley's Nursery & Garden Center, sponsors a Water-Wise Demonstration Garden in the parking lot of the UCNSB downtown New Smyrna Beach office at 200 Canal Street. It is part of our continuing efforts to encourage water conservation in landscaping.

The garden, designed and maintained by Lindley’s features dozens of plants, shrubs and trees that are well-suited for a Southeast Volusia County landscape. The plants included in the design are either native to Florida or Florida-friendly. These plants require only occasional water once established. Most are cold tolerant, have low maintenance needs and are not susceptible to insects or diseases. 

We encourage all Floridians to incorporate water-wise techniques in their landscaping, and you can use the information in the attachment below for assistance in selecting plants. More information is also available at the St. Johns River Water Manage
ment District website, www.sjrwmd.org

                                          Water-wise plants in the UCNSB Demonstration Garden (pdf)

Also check out www.floridaswater.com/waterwiselandscapes for more information.
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Indoor Water Conservation
Reading your own water meter will allow you to check your water consumption, detect leaks, and learn which of your appliances and fixtures use excessive water. You can use this information to help you conserve water and money.

How to Read Your Meter

Your water meter is located in the ground, usually at the front of the property, inside a rectangular box with a heavy lid. To read your meter, you will need to lift the lid, and the lift-cap on the dial if applicable to your meter. Clean the dial with window cleaner if it’s difficult to read. Look for a small red triangle at the center of the meter. If the triangle is m
water meteroving (or if there is no triangle but the sweep hand is moving), water is being used in the house. Your water meter reads like a car’s odometer, but with a permanent zero in the gallon place. Single gallons are counted by the red sweep hand. A complete revolution of this hand is 10 gallons and causes the register to move. In the illustration on the right, the sweep hand is on 3.5, so plug this figure into the gallons place to read 96873.5 gallons. The UC rates are based on 1,000 gallons.

Leaks Waste Water and Money

Please note—if the red triangle on your meter continues to turn when all water-using appliances (including the water heater, ice makers, and water softeners) are off or when your master supply valve is off, you have a leak.

Faucets
Check all faucets and showerheads for leaks. If your showerhead is leaking, make sure it is screwed tightly and check the washer for wear. Repair leaking faucets by replacing washers and by tightening or repacking the faucet stem. Also check all outside faucets or spigots. Use hose washers between spigots and water hoses to eliminate leaks. Replace or repair damaged or leaking hoses, nozzles, spigots and connectors.

Toilets
Many toilet leaks are obvious because the toilet runs, makes noise, or you can see movement in the toilet bowl between flushes. To test for a silent leak, drop a little food coloring into the tank (or use the leak detector tablets from the UC Water-Saving Kit). If you see food coloring in the bowl within 30 minutes, you have a leak. The rubber flush valve or “flapper” decomposes over time. If black residue comes off when you touch the flapper, or it looks warped or disfigured, it’s time to replace it.

Other leaks
Malfunctioning water softeners, automatically filling swimming pools, water heaters and faulty irrigation valves are other areas where you might have a leak. If no obvious locations have leaks, and the red triangle is still moving, you may have an underground leak, foundation leak, or leak behind a wall and should call a plumber.
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Get a FREE Water-Saving Kit from the UC!
If you are a UC water customer, you can bring your old showerhead to the UC and get a water-saving kit featuring a 1.25 gpm low-flow massaging showerhead for free! The kit also contains: A 1.5 gpm dual-spray kitchen faucet aerator, two 1 gpm bathroom faucet aerators, a toilet fill cycle diverter, flow meter bag, two leak detection tablets and a water conservation tip wheel. 



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