Outdoor Water Restrictions

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) issues lawn watering restrictions for counties throughout South Florida and has recently. issued an order with strict guidelines with irrigation schedules to follow amid drier than average conditions.  Specific restrictions that apply to the NMB Water service area are described on the Miami Dade County website.

NMB Water Landscape Irrigation Restrictions

  • Watering is not allowed between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • ODD-numbered street address (residents and businesses) Lawn watering is permitted on WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m.  
  • EVEN-numbered street address (residents and businesses).  Lawn watering is permitted on THURSDAY and SUNDAY before 7 a.m. and after 7 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.

THERE ARE A FEW EXCEPTIONS:   

  • Restrictions don’t apply for car and boat washing, pressure cleaning of paved surfaces, decorative fountains and water-based recreation (e.g. swimming pools).
  • Users of 100% reclaimed water are exempt from restrictions but are encouraged to conserve water. 
  • Low-volume irrigation, including the use of drop and micro jet systems that apply water directly to plant root zones, is not restricted but is encouraged to be reduced.

Water Restriction Violations

  • To report a water restriction violation, call 311.