Water-Related News

SWFWMD Lifts Phase III One-Day-Per-Week Water Restrictions

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board voted to let Modified Phase III water shortage restrictions expire today for Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Levy, and Sumter counties as well as the City of Dunnellon and The Villages in Marion County due to improvements in the region’s water resources.

This means those counties will return to the District’s year-round water conservation measures unless a stricter local ordinance applies. The lawn and landscape watering schedule is limited to a two-day-per-week schedule, and most watering may only occur before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. See the fact sheet at the link below for a summary. Residents should check with their utilities for local restrictions before changing their irrigation timers.

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Southwest Florida Water Management District

(352) 796-7211