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Lawn Watering Days and Times

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners adopted Ordinance 2020-A17, effective June 23, 2020.  For established lawns and landscapes, irrigation may occur during only one (1) of the specified time periods, 12:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m., on the allowable watering days below:

Addresses with house numbers ending in:

__0 or 1 Monday                                
__2 or 3 Tuesday                    __6 or 7 Thursday                 
__4 or 5 Wednesday               __8 or 9 or common areas Frida

Water restrictions are enforced for all sources of water on or beneath the surface of the ground, including water withdrawn from wells.  Restrictions apply to use of in-ground irrigation systems, hose-end sprinklers, hand watering, or any other means of applying water to grass.   

If you have installed new plant material within the last sixty days or have another valid reason for this water use, please contact our office at 352-527-7669 to provide details. 

New Lawns & Plants

New Plant Material may qualify for additional watering allowances, if it consists of at least 50 percent of an irrigated zone. ONLY zones that have more than fifty percent new plant material are allowed additional watering via an irrigation system.  Citrus County suggests that you Call Before You Install new plant material. Citrus County Water Resources will conduct a site visit and explain your options. To learn if your new plantings qualify for additional watering, please call (352) 527-7669 or email

Qualifying New Plant Material Watering Allowance:

New lawns and plants have a 30-30 establishment period, which allows any day watering during the first 30 days, before 8:00 AM or after 6:00 PM.

During the second 30 days, watering is allowed three days per week:

•    Even addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and/or Sunday, if needed
•    Odd addresses may water Monday, Wednesday and/or Saturday, if needed

Over seeding an existing lawn to improve its appearance, DOES NOT QUALIFY for the additional watering allowance. Spreading rye seed is an example of over seeding that does not qualify.

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