Irrigation Timers

Any person who operates an automatic landscape irrigation system shall properly install, maintain, and operate technology that inhibits or interrupts operation of the system during periods of sufficient moisture.

Florida Statute 373.62

In order to water efficiently, it is important to know how to operate your irrigation system timer. It may be helpful to keep directions somewhere handy to change settings seasonally and/or during watering restrictions. Familiarize yourself and become comfortable with your irrigation system timer, so that you know what days you are watering, for how long, and what time of day for each zone. It is also helpful to know how to shut the system off, in case of a break, and run manually for periodic audits or maintenance.

If you do not have a copy of the irrigation timer directions, locate the make and model of the timer to search the manufacturer’s website for an electronic version.

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Weather Stations and Smart Timers

A little more costly, but extremely accurate, weather stations and smart timers can be accessed and controlled from anywhere on your internet-capable phone or computer. When combined with a flow meter, they can record exactly how much water is going to each zone, so you can recognize a possible leak.

For more information, check out the following resources:

(The links below provide access to information regarding the use and operation of residential irrigation controllers. Where noted, the links will direct you to external sites which are not controlled or operated by the PRWC.)

The above links to brand name industry company websites are provided solely to establish a quick, accessible reference to web pages containing information and user guides for irrigation controllers installed as part of that program. Inclusion of these external links is not PRWC’s endorsement of the companies, or of any particular irrigation controller or other product.