Water on Your Day

Between triple-digit heat and scant rainfall, the dog days of summer have arrived with a vengeance — along with landscape watering restrictions for the first time since 2018.

That means watering your lawn with an irrigation system, sprinkler or soaker hose is allowed only one day a week on your designated watering day, determined by the last number of your street address. Watering hours on your day are also limited:

STAGE 1 – before 11 a.m. or after 7 p.m.
STAGE 2 – 7-11 a.m. or 7-11 p.m.

Watering days begin and end at midnight, so no overnight watering is allowed. But you can hand-water with a hose-end nozzle, drip irrigation or bucket any day and time.

To find out the current stage, tune in to your favorite local TV weather forecast or visit saws.org/WhenToWater.

Did you know that one deep, weekly watering is actually better for your lawn than watering less over multiple days? So you can keep your landscape healthy and save on your water bill.

Here’s a tip: Set your irrigation controller to Stage 2 watering times now. By watering during mostly daylight hours, you can keep an eye out for broken sprinkler heads before they cause a big jump in your water bill.

Visit GardenStyleSA.com for weekly watering amounts and landscaping tips to keep your yard looking great using less water.

stage 1 and 2 watering rules