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The South Florida Water Management District rolls out new irrigation restrictions

Posted at 1:28 AM, Apr 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-25 18:56:36-04

CAPE CORAL, Fla.  — The South Florida Water Management District has some new rules for all of Lee County, starting Saturday you are only allowed to water your lawn once a week.

Officials told Fox 4 that these new rules going into effect tomorrow April 25 are in place to protect crucial water resources amid drought conditions.

In a press release from the Water Management District.

Landscape irrigation is restricted to one day per week for all of Lee County. On Sunday, for even number addresses and Wednesday for odd-numbered addresses, based on the last number in your address.

Except the City of Cape Coral who’s irrigation is only allowed on a specific day of the week, based on the last number of your address.

In two 4 hour time slots between 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. or 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Evergreen Lawn Care Service provided some helpful tips amid these new changes.

One tip is that you hand water areas that are dry and brittle, to keep them healthy until the rainy season begins.

Along with, consulting with a licensed irrigation contractor to evaluate your system.

Consider installing drip irrigation for landscape beds around your home, to water plants directly at the root. Most importantly, be sure to keep your irrigation system professional maintained at all times.