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Watering Schedule Changes for County Resident’s when Daylight Savings Time Ends on Sunday, November 1

Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 12:20PM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News




It’s that time of year again, where we turn our clocks back by one hour in the fall. Daylight Savings Time, this year ends at 2 a.m., Sunday, November 1, but that’s also a time when residents are reminded to reset their automatic sprinklers.


According to a release, the County’s lawn watering schedule will change from a two-day a week watering schedule to a one-day a week watering schedule until daylight savings time resumes in March.


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 permitted day. Watering is not permitted 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


The time change reminds us to change the batteries in our smoke alarms too. 


Smoke alarms can save lives if they are functioning properly, but studies show that most smoke alarms don’t work because of missing, dead, or disconnected batteries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes without a working smoke alarm. 


“Your smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” noted Volusia County Fire Chief Howard Bailey. “It’s constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke. But smoke alarms


must be maintained. A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all, so test your smoke alarm every month by pushing the test button.”

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