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Year-Round Watering Restrictions

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NOTE: Although South Florida Water Management District publishes restrictions that may differ from LCU's, any restrictions or other measures declared pursuant to Chapter 40E-21 or related Board or Executive Director orders which are more restrictive than a measure contained within Chapter {Chapter 40E-24, F.A.C.}, shall supersede for the duration of the applicable water shortage declaration.

APPROVED IRRIGATION DAYS:

  • Odd numbered addresses (1,3,5,7,9) - Wednesdays and/or Saturdays
  • Even numbered addresses (0,2,4,6,8) or no address - Thursday and/or Sundays
  • (Odd and Even numbers are determined by the last number of your address)
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    APPROVED IRRIGATION TIMES:

    Midnight to 9 a.m. AND/OR 5:00 p.m. to Midnight 

    NO IRRIGATING IS ALLOWED:

    • Between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. OR
    • Mondays, Tuesdays, or Fridays

     

    Watering Restriction Exceptions

    Additional watering for up to 60 days is allowed for the installation of new lawns and landscaping.

    The following conditions apply:

    • On the day new landscaping is installed, new plantings and soil may be irrigated once without regard to the watering days and times.  Soil irrigation is allowed immediately prior to planting.
    • New plantings that have been in place for 30 days or less may be watered on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursday, Saturdays and/or Sundays, only before 9 a.m. and/or after 5 p.m.
    • New plantings that have been in place for 31 to 60 days may be watered on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturdays, only before 9 a.m. and/or after 5 p.m.
    • Irrigation is limited to the areas containing new landscaping only.  An entire irrigation zone may be watered only if new landscaping is planted on at least 50% of that zone.  If new landscaping is planted on less than 50% of an irrigation zone, only the new plantings may be watered.

     

    Irrigating using reclaimed water, rain harvesting systems and various low volume methods - such as micro-irrigation, container watering and handwater using a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle - may be conducted at any time.

    Pressure washing outdoor buildings or structures may be conducted at any time.

    Washing vehicles and boats may be conducted using a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle.  If possible, please wash where the water will flow onto soil or grass.


    Who Can I Call to Report a Watering Violation?

    For residents within unincorporated Lee County, call 239-533-8845.

    For residents living within the City of Cape Coral, City of Bonita Springs, City of Sanibel and Captiva Island, City of Ft. Myers, and the Town of Ft. Myers Beach, they should contact their local law enforcement or code enforcement to report watering violations.