Water-Related News

SWFWMD Lifts One-day-per-week Water Restrictions

The Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board voted today to let the modified Phase II water shortage restrictions expire on June 30.

Local governments will have the option of returning to the District's twice-per-week, year-round water conservation measures starting July 1. However, some local governments may impose different schedules or retain stricter measures. Residents should check their local restrictions before changing their irrigation schedule.

The Board voted to lift the restrictions in response to significant improvements in aquifer and river levels as a result of this winter's above-average rainfall. Recently the region's major public water suppliers have been able to capture and store large supplies of water to meet the needs of residents. However, residents are urged to continue the water conservation practices they've learned over the past three years....