Friday, July 1, 2011

Nearly 50 Warnings Issued so far in Jacksonville for Bad Watering

The city adopted an irrigation ordinance in 2008 in an effort to conserve water. But it wasn't until June 2010 that code enforcers began issuing tickets since the city wanted to give residents time to get accustomed to the rules.

Seibold said out of about 500 investigations, the city has issued 44 warning tickets and one $50 ticket so far. Investigations grow out of neighbors calling in tips.

After one warning, a second, witnessed offense gets you a $50 ticket. A third witnessed offense is $250.

Right now, there is no watering allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Odd-numbered addresses can water on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Even-numbers are on Thursdays and Sundays. Non-residential addresses may water on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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