Water Restrictions

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has imposed water-conservation measures for the Tampa Bay area. The rules apply to Temple Terrace and other areas except where stricter measures are imposed by local governments. The rules in unincorporated Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa, for example, may vary from those in Temple Terrace.

The following restrictions are in effect for residents who receive water service from the City of Temple Terrace:

Lawn Watering Days and Times

Lawn watering is limited to no more than twice per week.
Lawn watering days and times are as follows unless your city or county has a different schedule or stricter hours in effect:
  • Even addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
  • Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
  • Locations without a discernible address, such as rights-of-way and common areas inside a subdivision, may water on Tuesday and/or Friday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
Hand watering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day and any time.

New Lawns and Plants

New lawns and plants have a “30-30” establishment period.
On the day of installation, watering is allowed on any day and only allowed to water before 8:00 am & after 6:00 pm.
During the first 30 days, watering is allowed on any day during the allowable hours.
During the second 30 days, watering is allowed three days per week: even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday; odd-numbered addresses may water Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; and locations without a discernible address may water on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Fountains, Car Washing and Pressure Washing

There are no specific restrictions on fountains, car washing and pressure washing.
These and other water uses should be conducted as efficiently as possible, such as using a shutoff nozzle on each hose to adhere to the general restriction prohibiting wasteful water use.

For more information on current watering restrictions or to report a violation, 
please contact the CODE COMPLIANCE OFFICE at 813-506-6680.