April marks water conservation month in Miami

Watering restrictions in Southeast Florida have become stricter as the area experiences a shortage in water levels. According to the US Drought Monitor Index, residents are experiencing extremely arid weather conditions. The dryness is partially due to a decrease in rainfall and peak water supplies. Under this pretext, authorities have designated the entire month as a Water Conservation Month.

Changing old habits may be more than a drop in the ocean.

“Lawn irrigation uses a significant amount of water and residents may be inclined to water more when they see their plants and turf stressed due to these conditions. However, we are asking our customers to follow their established days and times to water their lawns,” said Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department Interim Director Jose Cueto, P.E. “Residents can also save water and money by taking advantage of the Department’s many rebate programs” He added.

These permanent watering restrictions include a ban on lawn irrigation between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. in the afternoon. Addresses with odd numbers are allowed to do so on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but only before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. As for even-numbered addresses, they can do so on Thursdays and Sundays under the same time slots.

Source: Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department