As our South Florida rainy season comes to an end, the Village of Key Biscayne reminds residents of the landscape irrigation ordinance that, along with Miami-Dade County's Section 32-8.2 of the County Code, is in place to help protect our environment by encouraging more responsible use of water resources.
As per the ordinance, Village residents may:
- Continue irrigating two-days a week before 10:00 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m.; days depend on whether the property address is odd-numbered or even-numbered
- Continue watering using methods such as hoses with nozzle attachments and watering cans, which are low volume irrigation, without regard to schedule restrictions.
As of August 1, 2021, Enforcement Officers have been able to enforce all provisions of this Article.
Working together as a community, we can help protect one of our most valuable resources - our waterways!
As part of countywide efforts to reduce water use and improve efficiency, free landscape irrigation evaluations are offered by UF/IFAS Miami-Dade County Extension Service, telephone 305-248-3311 ext. 239 or Laura Vasquez or 305-679-0239. The irrigation evaluations are offered to both single-family homeowners and large property owners (i.e. condominium associations, commercial properties, etc.) and can be used to secure rebates for irrigation improvements and purchasing smart controllers. Rebates are available for completing irrigation retrofits recommended during the evaluation. More information can be obtained from the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer website.
For more information about the Village’s landscape irrigation ordinance, please contact Chief Resilience Officer Dr. Roland Samimy.