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Volusia Reminds Residents About Daylight Savings, Spring Irrigation & Fire Safety

By on March 10, 2018 in WNDB News

Volusia County, FL – This Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time, and Volusia County officials are urging residents to do more than just change their clocks.

Before going to bed on Saturday night, residents are reminded to set their clocks forward one hour to prepare for the beginning of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 11. The upcoming spring season is also when the lawn watering schedule in Volusia County changes. Residents may water their lawns twice a week until November when standard time begins again.

Those living at an odd-numbered address may water their lawns on Wednesdays and Saturdays and those living at even-numbered addresses may water on Thursdays and Sundays. Irrigation can occur at businesses on Tuesdays and Fridays. Watering must not occur between 10 AM and 4 PM. When you do water your lawn, it must not be for any longer than an hour (three-quarters of an inch) a day.

The regulations apply to every county citizen, even those living within city limits and those using private wells and pumps. Those living in unincorporated Volusia County who violate these regulations may be fined up to $500.

As you change your clocks, you should also consider changing the batteries in your smoke detectors. The National Fire Protection Association says two-thirds of fire-related deaths occur in homes that do not have a reliable or working smoke detector. The County says studies show most smoke detectors do not work as a result of faulty, dead, or missing batteries.

Those living in a rental property should contact their property owner to ensure there are properly working smoke detectors in each bedroom and in the hallway or corridor adjacent to each bedroom. It is also recommended that a smoke detector is installed adjacent to the kitchen. If you have questions about smoke detector installation, you are encouraged to stop by at any Volusia County Fire Rescue station. For additional information about water conservation and fire safety, head to www.volusia.org.

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Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018.

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