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Current Water Shortage Order is Extended for Southwest Florida
CLEARWATER - The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) Governing Board voted to extend the current Water Shortage Order, which restricts lawn watering throughout the region to one-day-per-week, through Nov. 30. The water shortage order, which was declared by SWFWMD's Executive Director, went into effect Jan. 16 and was slated to expire July 31. It was extended through Sept. 30 and is further extended to Nov. 30.
Clearwater residents should continue to adhere to the watering schedule that went into effect May 3, 2007, in accordance with city ordinances.
- All water sources - no watering between 8:01 a.m. and 5:59 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.
- Potable water (domestic and lawn meters), wells, lakes or ponds, may wash cars (with shutoff nozzle) and may water lawns, one day per week:
- Saturday - Property addresses ending in even numbers or letters A through M.
- Sunday - Property addresses ending in odd numbers or letters N through Z
- Reclaimed water can be used any day of the week.
- To establish new lawns or plantings, watering daily is allowed for 60 days, if necessary.
- Hand watering of trees, shrubs, and flower and vegetable gardens is allowed as needed. A shutoff nozzle or other water efficient device must be used.
- Low-volume irrigation devices, micro-irrigation, bubblers, soaker hoses, or drip tubing can be used any time, on any day.
For more information or questions on City of Clearwater water restrictions, contact Public Utilities at 562-4960, ext. 7231.
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