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Watering Restrictions


Allowed watering times:
12:00 midnight to 10:00 am, or 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.

Allowed watering days:
Thursday & Sundays = Even numbered and no numbered addresses.
Wednesday & Saturday = Odd numbered addresses.

For more details on watering restrictions in your area, please check with your city management.


2015 Poster Contest

localheroes.png2015 Poster Contest
Theme:  Local Heroes - Our Hardworking Pollinators

Seminole Soil & Water Conservation District and Conserve All Ways are seeking sponsors for our upcoming poster contest to be held county-wide in
Seminole County Public Schools and private schools within the county.

The theme, Local Heroes - Our Hardworking Pollinators, provides an educational opportunity for youth to better understand and help these beneficial and beautiful insects. One of the most beloved pollinator, the Monarch butterfly, once flourished in Central Florida with their numbers spreading as far north as Canada and then wintering in the Florida Keys and Cuba. Students will also learn why we need to help the bees, our most beneficial and hard
working pollinator.

Contestants will participate in five age appropriate ranges (K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12) locally winning cash prizes. Winners of the Seminole County competition move up to the regional competition with opportunities to advance to state and national competitions.

Without your help, the children of Seminole County may not be able to participate in this educational competition. We ask you consider which sponsorship level is appropriate for your organization or as an individual.

Click here to download a sponsorship form (.pdf file).

Thank you for your time, consideration and participation.
Judith C. Benson, Chair

Mandatory lawn watering restrictions

Mandatory lawn watering restrictions specify the days when you may water. These days depend on whether you have an odd or even numbered address, and the time of year.


  • Watering is allowed: 2 Days per Week during Daylight Saving Time: Second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November
  • Watering is allowed: 1 Day per Week during Eastern Standard Time: First Sunday in November until the second Sunday in March
  • Residential properties with odd numbered address is one that ends in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9. Waterings days are Wednesday & Saturday
  • Residential properties with even numbered address is one that ends in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8. Watering days are Thursday & Sunday
  • Non-Residential & Commercial properties watering days are Tuesdays & Fridays
  • 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.
  • Some exceptions apply.
Blue Revolution discusses water crisis
Americans see water as abundant and cheap: we turn on the faucet and out it gushes, for less than a penny a gallon. We use more water than any other culture in the world, much to quench what’s now our largest crop—the lawn. Yet most Americans cannot name the river or aquifer that flows to our taps, irrigates our food, and produces our electricity. And most don’t realize these freshwater sources are in deep trouble.

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SSWCD celebrates Water Conservation Month

The Seminole Soil and Water Conservation District wants to lead the celebration of Water Conservation Month in April by offering information to help homeowners and others make good choices when it comes to saving water.

This is not just the time to think about April Showers - which we rarely experience here -  but the time to think about water conservation.

We should think about ways to  save water now.  Although Florida receives an average of 52 inches of rainfall per year, 60 percent of that rainfall occurs between June and September. 




TUESDAY, NOV. 11, 2008



In Attendance:

(Supervisors) Deborah Schaefer, Steve Barnes, Jeffrey Bauer, Tim Brodeur, Alex Bunker; (Associate Supervisors) Vicki DeSormier, Gabrielle Milch;

(Guest) Eric Schmidt


The meeting commenced at 6:10 p.m.


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