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© St. Petersburg Times, published March 17, 2000

Here are the new restrictions on watering within the city limits of Tampa.

  • Outdoor watering restricted to one day per week. Even-number addresses can water only on Tuesdays, odd-number addresses only on Sundays. Watering is outlawed on any day between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Watering of new lawns and landscaping falls under the same restrictions as established lawns.
  • Hand watering (hoses or watering cans) allowed only on permitted outdoor watering days.
  • Irrigation for watering-in insecticides, fungicides and herbicides allowed only on permitted outdoor watering days.
  • Washing vehicles, trailers and boats -- except at a commercial washing business -- is prohibited.
  • Washing buildings, sidewalks, streets and driveways is prohibited.
  • Outside and indoor aesthetic uses of water, such as fountains or waterfalls, are prohibited.
  • Filling a swimming pool without a filter and recirculating system is prohibited.
  • Non-commercial recreational water use where water runs continuously, such as sprinklers or water slides, are prohibited.

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