Southwest Florida Water Management District has issued a Modified Phase I Water Shortage Order limiting lawn watering to once per week for Pinellas County beginning on Dec. 1, 2023. As per City Code of Ordinances Sec. 24.40, these restrictions also apply to the City of Safety Harbor. Lawn watering days and times are as follows:
If your address (house number) ends in...
0 or 1, water only on Monday
2 or 3, water only on Tuesday
4 or 5, water only on Wednesday
6 or 7, water only on Thursday
8 or 9*, water only on Friday
* and locations without a discernible address
Properties under two acres in size may only water before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
Properties two acres or larger may only water before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
Low-volume watering of plants and shrubs (micro-irrigation, soaker hoses, hand watering) is allowed any day and any time.
New lawns and plants have a "30-30" establishment period.
On the day of installation, watering is allowed on any day at any time.
During the first 30 days, watering is allowed on any day during the allowable hours.
During the second 30 days, watering is allowed three days per week: even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday; odd-numbered addresses may water Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; and locations without a discernable address may water on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
- Residents are asked to check their irrigation systems to ensure they are working properly. This means testing and repairing broken pipes and leaks, and damaged or tilted sprinkler heads.
- Residents should also check their irrigation timer to ensure the settings are correct and the rain sensor is working properly in accordance with state law.
- Reduce indoor water use on a voluntary basis
- Test and repair irrigation systems
- Safety Harbor Public Works