Our region is experiencing an extended period
of drought due to lack of significant rainfall. This trend has
limited surface water supplies for processing drinking water. The
Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), the regulator
of our water supplies has recently issued Water
Shortage Order #08-044 for
Below are the additional requirements:
• Hand-watering of non-lawn landscaping is prohibited from until . An automatic shutoff device must be installed on your hose and used at all times.
• Hand-watering of lawns is allowed only during your designated watering day and times.
• Micro-irrigation (also called low-flow or drip irrigation) is prohibited from until .
• Non-essential lawn and landscape water use must be eliminated.
• Aesthetic fountains and waterfalls, including for storm water pond aeration (unless pond is augmented by reclaimed water) shall be operated for no more than four (4) hours per day
Violations observed by Enforcement Personnel will result in a citation. A violation is subject to a fine plus court costs. Failure to comply with current watering restrictions is a Class II municipal ordinance offense subject to a $175 fine plus court costs. Court costs range from $13 for uncontested violations to $58 for contested violations. Subsequent violations are subject to higher fines as assessed by the court up to a maximum fine of $500 plus court costs.
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