Water Conservation and Programs

Tap Talk: Drop 1. Water Conservation and Water Use

Understanding Water Conservation & Water Use

South Florida typically has an abundant annual rainfall, but as we know our weather can quickly change from deluge to drought. As a result, it’s important that water conservation is a year-round effort in our community...today, and for generations to come.

The City of Boca Raton Utility Services works to ensure customers have continued water service, but we need your help in reducing your water use!

Year-Round Water Restrictions

Please continue to comply with the City of Boca Raton’s year-round water restrictions.
City of Boca Raton Ordinance for Water Restrictions

The watering restrictions are designed to ensure the efficient use of water for landscape irrigation. The restrictions allow enough water to maintain healthy landscapes year-round. The mandatory restrictions specify the time when watering may occur, the amount of water that may be applied, and the days when watering may occur for residential and nonresidential locations. These days depend on whether the address ends in an odd or even number.

Water use between the hours of 4pm and 10am Saturday through Thursday shall be limited to 3 days a week as follows:

watering days

Irrigation shall not extend beyond a 4-hour period on any given parcel of property less than 5 acres in size.

By working together, the Utility Services Department and the Community can protect the public and the environment while continuing to improve our quality of life.

How to Conserve Water

Simple Steps to Save Water (SFWMD Guide)

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Contact Us

For questions regarding conservation or water restrictions, please contact Kara Mills at 561-338-7306 or email: [email protected].

Utility Services (Physical Address)
1401 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Phone: 561-338-7300
Emergency: 561-338-7339

Outreach - Tours

Outreach Programs for Grades K - 12 & Other Groups  

Diagram showing how water conservation works in homes and the environment

We provide the opportunity to have an environmental professional come to your classroom and talk with your students about:
  • Wastewater Treatment
  • Water Chemistry
  • Water Conservation
  • Water Pollution Prevention
  • Water Resources
  • Water Treatment

You can also have your group come to the Jim Pierce Utility Complex for tours and/or programs. 
To schedule a site tour or classroom presentation, please contact Kara Mills at 561-338-7306 or email: [email protected].

diagram of the Hydrologic Cycle

FAQs & Statistics

You can view Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below. 

Visit the Utility Statistics page for statistics on the water system, wastewater system, reclaimed water system, and water quality.

  1. General Information
  2. Backflow
  3. Hydrant Flushing