Updated Watering Restrictions

Updated Watering Restrictions

Year-Round Water Conservation Measures

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Beginning August 2, 2017, Southwest Florida Water Management District will be returning the Year-Round Water Conservation Measures. This phase will effect Lawn Watering Days & Times to twice-per-week.

Below is a condensed version of the modified phase restriction.

Effective Date and Areas

  • The District’s year-round water conservation measures will be back in effect beginning August 2.

Lawn Watering Schedule and Times

  • Lawn watering is limited to no more than twice per week.
  • Lawn watering days and times are as follows unless your city or county has a different schedule or stricter hours in effect:
    • Even addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
    • Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
    • Locations without a discernable address, such as rights-of-way and common areas inside a subdivision, may water on Tuesday and/or Friday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
  • Hand watering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day and any time.

New Lawns & Plants

  • New lawns and plants have a 60-day establishment period.

Reclaimed Water

  • Reclaimed water remains subject to voluntary watering hours, unless blended with another water source or restricted by the local government or utility. The City of New Port Richey calls for no restrictions on Reclaimed Water.

Fountains, Car Washing and Pressure Washing

  • There are no specific restrictions on fountains, car washing and pressure washing.
  • These and other water uses should be conducted as efficiently as possible, such as using a shutoff nozzle on each hose to adhere to the general restriction prohibiting wasteful water use.

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