- Irrigation days and hours are restricted by order of the St. Johns River Water Management District water conservation rules, and by any Town ordinance.
- Water only when needed and not between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
- Water for no more than one hour per zone.
- Restrictions apply to private wells and pumps, ground or surface water, and water from public and private utilities.
- Reclaimed water is exempt from these restrictions.
Daylight Savings Time (Second Sunday in March until the First Sunday in November)
- Homes with odd-numbered addresses (one that ends in 1,3,5,7 or 9) and those homes with no addresses may water on Wednesdays and/or Saturdays.
- Homes with even-numbered addresses (0,2,4,6 or 8) may water on Thursdays and/or Sundays.
- Nonresidential properties may water on Tuesdays and/or Fridays.
Eastern Standard Time (First Sunday in November until the Second Sunday in March)
- Homes with odd-numbered addresses (one that ends in 1,3,5,7 or 9) and those homes with no addresses may water on Saturdays.
- Homes with even-numbered addresses (0,2,4,6 or 8) may water on Sundays.
- Nonresidential properties may water on Tuesdays.
Summer Fertilizer Ban
The summer ban on fertilizer use in Brevard County is in effect from June 1st through September 30th. This regulation was put in place to keep harmful nutrients found in fertilizer from washing off laws and into storm drains, where it will ultimately end up in the Indian River Lagoon during the rainy summer months.
During the summer, heavy rains wash off any fertilizer applied to lawns and gardens before it can be fully absorbed by the plants and grass. Instead of benefiting the plants, the fertilizer ends up washing into the Lagoon where it can fuel algae blooms and fish kills. Residents should be made aware that it is also illegal to blow grass clippings into streets or stormwater drains in Melbourne Beach year-round. Instead, clippings should be composted or blown back into your yard.
Penalties for violating either of these ordinances include a fine of $200. For more information, call the Stormwater Hotline (321) 724-5860. Helpful information can also be found on BeFloridian.org.