Starting on June 1, 2010, the following watering rules became law:
Persons may irrigate outdoors daily for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only from 4 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The following outdoor water use is allowed at all times (no limits on time of day):
(A) Commercial agricultural operations
(B) Capture and reuse of cooling system condensate or storm water in compliance with applicable local ordinances and state guidelines;
(C) Reuse of gray water in compliance with applicable local board of health regulations
(D) Use of reclaimed waste water by a designated user from a system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division of the department to provide reclaimed waste water;
(E) Irrigation of personal food gardens;
(F) Irrigation of new and replanted plant, seed, or turf in landscapes, golf courses, or sports turf fields during installation and for a period of 30 days immediately following the date of installation;
(G) Drip irrigation or irrigation using soaker hoses;
(H) Handwatering with a hose with automatic cutoff or handheld container;
(I) Use of water withdrawn from private water wells or surface water by an owner or operator of property if such well or surface water is on said property;
(J) Irrigation of horticultural crops held for sale, resale, or installation;
(K) Irrigation of athletic fields, golf courses, or public turf grass recreational areas;
(L) Installation, maintenance, or calibration of irrigation systems; or
Always check with your local water provider before assuming you can water your landscape.