Conserving the use of water is one of the Town of Longboat Key's top priorities. Water conservation is promoted through a series of programs.
The Town of Longboat Key currently allows watering one day per week regardless of the source water (potable or well). Please note potable irrigation accounts were discontinued in November 2002.
Assigned Watering DaysOne-Day Per Week
0 or 1
2 or 3
4 or 5
6 or 7
8 or 9
Assigned Watering Times
Less than 2 acres
Either before 8am or after 6pm
More than 2 acres
Either before 10am or after 4pm
Hand watering of lawn – Limited to watering day and times.
Hand watering of hot spots – Still allowed on other days. Time of day restrictions apply.
New or Replacement Lawns – Thirty days total, if needed. Water any day during the first 15 days. During the next 15 days even addresses may water only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; odd addresses may water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Time of day restrictions apply.
Other New Plant Establishment – Sixty days total, if needed. Water any day during the first 30 days. During the next 30 days, even addresses may water only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; odd addresses may water only on Wednesday, Friday or Sunday. Time of day restrictions apply.
Hand watering, micro irrigation of other plants allowed any day, but limited to before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
Another excellent source for information on water conservation, efficient irrigation practices, and water efficient landscaping is the Southwest Florida Water Management District website (www.watermatters.org).
Water conservation tips can also be found at: http://wateruseitwisely.com/100-ways-to-conserve/.
Longboat Key Public Works Department, 600 General Harris Street, Longboat Key FL 34228“Whatever It Takes!”Phone: (941) 316-1988 Fax: (941) 316-1984Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8AM – 5PMDelivery Hours: Monday - Friday 8AM – 3:30PMAfter hours water and sewer emergencies: (941) 316-1977
Did you know?
A shower uses 4 gallons/minute
A bath uses 40 gallons
Toilets use 5 gallons/flush
Faucets use 3 gallons/minute
Laundry uses 55 gallons/load
Dishwashers use 15 gallons/load
Hand washing dishes uses 3 gallons/minute