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It’s time to fall back, conserve water, and check smoke alarms.

Thu, Nov 03, 2022 at 11:05AM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News

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Don’t forget to turn your clocks back one hour Saturday night, as Standard Time returns at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 6, 2022, which is also a great time to replace batteries in your smoke alarms. Residents are encouraged to test their smoke alarms monthly and replace their batteries twice a year to ensure they are functioning.

Smoke alarms are constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke, and must be maintained. According to the National Fire Protection Association, two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes without a working smoke alarm. Studies show that most smoke alarms don’t work because of missing, dead, or disconnected batteries, and a malfunctioning smoke alarm is similar to not having one. 

According to a release, the return of Standard Time also means Volusia County’s lawn watering schedule changes, so make sure you reset your automatic sprinklers. Residents may water their lawns once a week until daylight saving time resumes on March 12, when the two-day-a-week schedule will return. People who live at odd-numbered addresses may water on Saturdays, people at even-numbered addresses may water on Sundays, and businesses may water on Tuesdays. 

Each zone of your irrigation system may be watered no more than one hour or three-quarters of an inch on your watering day, and Volusia county does not permit watering between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The watering restrictions apply to all county residents, including those who live inside city limits. They also apply to all water sources, including private wells and pumps. For more information on water restrictions and conservation, visit www.volusia.org/water-conservation.


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