SWFWMD Water Shortage Order Expiring

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board is allowing once-per-week watering and other stringent water restrictions in the District’s northern region to expire on Oct. 1, 2017.

The year round conservation measures allow for twice-per-week watering, which gives residents additional flexibility for determining when to water. Residents are encouraged to water only if their lawn and landscape needs it and turn off their irrigation system if it has rained or if rain is predicted in the next 24 hours. Some of the signs that a lawn needs water include: blades folded in half lengthwise, footprints remaining on the lawn for several minutes after walking on it, and the top few inches of soil being dry.

Irrigation schedules vary by district and are listed here.

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