Watering Restrictions Remain in Effect
Last updated 9/3/2022 at 10:18am
The Southwest Florida Water Management District is sharing a friendly reminder that when it comes to irrigation systems, Polk County residents must follow certain watering schedules and restrictions.
Because of Florida's exponential growth, potable water is increasingly in short supply. There is considerable demand upon inland water resources from coastal counties.
The following rules apply to all residential and commercial properties that use irrigation systems to water their lawn and landscape, regardless of water source:
• Lawn watering is limited to a twice-per-week schedule, regardless of water source
• Watering times are midnight to 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. to midnight.
• Locations without a discernible address are areas such as rights-of-way and other common areas inside a subdivision are included in the restrictions
• Hand watering, or micro-irrigation of landscape other than actual lawn areas, are allowed at any time.
The Southwest Florida Management District set the year-round restrictions for irrigation. across west central Florida. Irrigation schedule and restrictions may vary if you live within city limits. Those who are irrigating using reclaimed water from the City of Lake Wales may be exempt from restrictions, For details contact the city Utilities Division.