Winter Water Conservation- Citrus County, Florida

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Citrus County Florida Lawns

Temperatures are dropping here in Florida, meaning it’s time to turn your irrigation system OFF. The University of Florida suggests for Winter Water Conservation that homeowners refrain from watering their lawns between the months of December and February, only to be turned ON after 2 weeks of no rainfall. This is not applicable to those that own an irrigation system with water sensing technology- this will automatically adjust water usage with no effort to the homeowner.
Citrus County Utilities, Water Conservation department recommends the following:Citrus County Lawns

Irrigation Control

    • December, January & February: One irrigation of 1/2” to 3/4” every 14 days. Wait another 14 days after rainfall. 1/2” of irrigation is about 30 minutes per rotor head zone and 15 minutes per spray head zone.

Irrigation may occur from 12 AM to 10 AM or 4:00 PM to 11:59 PM, not both, based on the last digit of your address as follows:

    •  0 or 1 — Monday
    •  2 or 3 — Tuesday
    •  4 or 5 — Wednesday
    •  6 or 7 — Thursday
    •  8 or 9 and locations with a mix of addresses or no address – Friday

Citrus County Utilities Check-Up

This is a great time to spruce up the irrigation system before spring. The utility offers a free one-time checkup and training. This is what they will review:

  • Using the meter to check for leaks
  • Citrus County LawnsScheduling the irrigation controller
  • Zone-by-zone efficiency review
  • Testing rain sensor
  • Seasonal water needs

And… they can answer most any landscape or irrigation question!
Call (352) 527-7669 to schedule an appointment.

Citrus County Utilities encourages residents to update their contact information. This is important in a situation where they would need to reach you, such as an excessive increase in water usage or a possible leak. These things are to be handled as soon as possible, so the Utilities require up-to-date contact info. Those who need to do so can contact the office by phone, (352) 527-7650, or send an email to with your account number, phone number, and mail address.

In addition, rebates are available to Citrus County residents in an effort to save them money. They have the opportunity to save $50 on a rain sensor replacement, as well as up to $100 on a water sense labeled toilet and water sense labeled irrigation controller. Submit applications to:
Questions, call (352) 527-7669.

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