Drought Causes County To Issue Outdoor Water Restrictions

Social Distancing has been accompanied by a period of drought in South Florida. Just today, rain was forecast for Coral Gables, yet most of the City did not see a drop of rain. The drought has caused Miami-Dade to implement the following new outdoor water restrictions.

  • “Watering is not allowed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Hand-watering with one hose fitted with an automatic shut-off nozzle is allowed for 10 minutes per day for landscape stress relief and to prevent plant die-off.
  • Restrictions apply to all users of any water resource within Miami-Dade County, whether from publicly or privately owned water utility sewer systems, private wells or private connections to surface water bodies.

Residents and businesses with an ODD-numbered street address
(ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9):

  • Lawn watering is permitted on WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS before 
    7 a.m. and after 7 p.m.

Residents and businesses with an EVEN-numbered street address
(ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8*), no street address, or who water both even and odd addresses within the same zones, including multi-family units and Homeowner Associations:

  • Lawn watering is permitted on THURSDAYS and SUNDAYS before
    7 a.m. and after 7 p.m.

Residents should choose from one of two “watering windows” (before 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m.) on their designated irrigation days. For the most efficient use of water, residents should avoid irrigating during both time periods on the same day.”

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