Water Restrictions

Watering grass

All Water Sources

  • No irrigation sprinkler use is to occur between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Hand watering, low-volume irrigation devices, or drip tubing may be used to water landscaping and non-lawn plants on any day at any time.

Established Lawns & Landscapes

Residents can water twice-per-week when watering with all sources, except reclaimed (see reclaimed restrictions below). Watering is not allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If using hose-end sprinkler, both times may be used, provided no area is watered twice.

  • Wednesday & Saturday - Even-numbered addresses (or A-M)
  • Thursday & Sunday - Odd-numbered addresses (or N-Z), or mixed or no street address.

Note: The allowable watering day in the city of Clearwater may differ from other water supply municipalities or areas within unincorporated Pinellas County.

New Lawns

There is a 60-day establishment period for new and replacement turf (sod, plugs, seed, etc.). Watering is not allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

  • Days 1 to 30 - any day of the week
  • Days 31 - 60 - Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday for even addresses (or A-M) and Wednesday, Friday and Sunday for odd addresses (or N-Z)

Reclaimed Water

All locations that use reclaimed resources to water lawns may do so on any day, not between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Citations may be issued without a warning to violators.


Sod Repair & Replacement

The watering schedule for new construction and lawn replacement (sod, plugs, seeds, and other turf grass material) is for a 60-day period. Watering is not allowed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.:

  • Days 1-30, any day of the week
  • Days 31-60, three days per week:
    • Even-numbered addresses (or letters A-M) on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
    • Odd-numbered addresses (or letters N-Z), mixed, or no street address on Wednesday/Friday/Sunday

Should I follow the City's or County's Watering Restrictions?

Watering restrictions are regulated by the municipality where the property is located. The city's Code Compliance team regulates properties located in the city of Clearwater. Properties in the county (unincorporated Pinellas County, or enclaves) are regulated by the ordinances of that jurisdiction, regardless of the source from where the water comes.

If you have questions, call the city's Code Compliance team at (727) 562-4720.