Water conservation

The Volusia-Floridan Aquifer is unlike any aquifer in Florida. Designation by the EPA as the Volusia-Floridan Sole Source Aquifer means our aquifer functions as an underground water source that supplies at least 50 percent of the drinking water consumed in the area overlying the aquifer. These areas have no alternative drinking water source(s) that could physically, legally and economically supply all those who depend upon the aquifer for drinking water. This is an important part of why we must conserve and protect this valuable water supply in Volusia County.

Water Shortage Warning Order

The following year-round watering restrictions remain in place for all county residents, including those who live inside city limits:

  • Watering is not permitted between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • During Daylight Savings Time, people who live at odd-numbered addresses may water on Wednesdays and Saturdays, people at even-numbered addresses may water on Thursdays and Sundays, and businesses may water on Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • During Standard Time, which begins Nov. 5, 2017, people who live at odd-numbered addresses may water on Saturdays, people at even-numbered addresses may water on Sundays, and businesses may water on Tuesdays.
  • Each zone of your irrigation system may be watered no more than one hour or three-quarters of an inch on your permitted day. 

Please click on the links in the left-hand box for more information.

Rain sensor information [PDF]
Blue Spring fact sheet [PDF]
Waterwise Landscape Ordinance [PDF]
Homeowners associations vs. Florida-friendly landscaping [PDF]
Nine Florida-friendly landscaping principles [PDF]

Other links of interest

Community cleanups
Florida-friendly landscaping
Protecting our water
Save water, save money - from the EPA
U S. Drought Monitor
Stormwater Management Program

 
Click here for more information
on how to conserve water outdoors

Tom Carey
Program Manager
tcarey@volusia.org

To report watering violations: Click Here

Staff and Contacts

386-736-5927