Watering Restrictions

— Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Despite being split between the St. Johns River Water Management District and the South Florida Water Management District, Orange County has decided to embrace the St. Johns Rule countywide regarding watering restrictions.


The St. Johns River Water Management District’s watering restrictions are designed to ensure the efficient use of water for landscape irrigation. The restrictions allow enough water to maintain healthy landscapes year-round. The mandatory restrictions specify the time when watering may occur, the amount of water that may be applied, and the days when watering may occur for residential and nonresidential locations. These days depend on whether the address ends in an odd or even number, and on the time of year. Learn more at