Water Conservation and Programs
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 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday through Thursday shall be limited to 3 days a week as follows:
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
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
Outreach - Tours
Outreach Programs for Grades K - 12 & Other Groups
- 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].
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.
- What is the City's Utility Services Service Area?
- Who do I contact if I'm doing excavations in the state of Florida?
- How should I obtain an easement for a fence installation?
- What is the hardness of the City of Boca Raton's water?
- How can I find out whether an address has sewer or septic tanks?
- Who do I call if my storm drain backs up?
- What should I do if my plumber needs As-Builts?
- What should I do if my sewer starts to back up?
- What restrictions does the City have on watering landscape?
- Is the City's water as good as bottled water?
- Is there fluoride in the water?
- I have no water, what should I do?
- How do I know if this is the service area of the City of Boca Raton or Palm Beach County?
- What should I do if I discover a discrepancy in the field versus City provided information (meter number, meter location, address, backflow unit serial number, etc.)?
- Is there ever duplication of testing?
- How do I check on due dates for annual testing for my customer?
- How do I become a certified backflow tester with the City of Boca Raton?
- Who manages the Backflow Program?
- How can I receive notifications?
- How can I find a plumber authorized to perform backflow testing in Boca Raton?
- Where do test reports get submitted?