Time change serves as a reminder to check your irrigation timer and system

News Release

The "Southwest Florida Water Management District(Southwest Florida Water Management District)":/ is reminding residents to check the timers on their irrigation system controllers this weekend, which is the end of Daylight Savings Time.

Saturday night is when we will turn our clocks back one hour. The time change is also a good time to make sure your irrigation system timer is set correctly to ensure that your system operates consistently with current water restrictions.

Under the District's current "year-round water conservation measures(District water restrictions)":/conservation/restrictions/swfwmd.php, lawn and landscape watering remains limited to a two-day-per-week schedule, and residents may only water before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Some local governments have imposed stricter measures, so always refer to your "local government or utility restriction guidelines(Water restrictions and watering days)":/conservation/restrictions first.

Know and follow your local watering restrictions, but don't water just because it's your day. Irrigate your lawn when it shows signs of stress from lack of water. Pay attention to signs of stressed grass, such as a bluish-gray color, lingering tire tracks or footprints and leaf blades that are folded in half lengthwise.

For additional information about water restrictions and water conservation, please contact your local utility or visit the District's web site at "WaterMatters.org/conservation/(Water conservation)":/conservation.