Water Conservation and Programs

Water Conservation

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!

Simple Steps to Save Water

Voluntary Conservation Measures for Irrigation

The City of Boca Raton has lawn and landscape irrigation restrictions all year. Amid recent dry conditions, the South Florida Water Management District is strongly recommending property owners take additional measures to conserve water including:

  • Water lawns only two days (instead of our current three-day watering restriction) per week between 4 p.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Apply no more than 3/4 -inch to 1 inch of water per week on their lawns and landscapes and only as needed to supplement rainfall

Please note this is a recommendation and those not following this voluntary recommendation are not subject to penalties.  In addition, users conducting landscape irrigation with reclaimed water are not restricted.

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30 Ways to Conserve Water (PDF)

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:

  • Property with odd-numbered addresses shall be permitted to irrigate on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. An odd-numbered address means a house address, box number or rural route ending in the number 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9 or the letters N through Z.
  • Property with even-numbered addresses shall be permitted to irrigate on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. An even-numbered address means a house address, box number or rural route ending in the number 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 or the letters A through M and property which has no street address.
  • 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.

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