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Watering restrictions

May 28, 2009
Cape Coral Daily Breeze
The City Council approved an ordinance change that will set the fines to be assessed for violations of the watering schedule during the South Florida Water Management District’s emergency water shortage. Violations of the ordinance will result in the following fines: first violation, no fine; second violation, $100; third violation, $200; fourth and subsequent violations, $400. Repeat violators may be subject to disconnection from the system. The City Council removed the language in Chapter 21 of the City Codes that allowed up to 60 days in jail for repeat violations.  The South Florida Water Management District has approved the City’s variance, which will allow customers on the City’s dual-water system to water two days per week. All other irrigation sources are subject to the stricter, one-day schedule. Most customers on the dual-water system would maintain the same days currently allowed. However, residents with addresses ending with a “0” or “1” will be moved to Monday and Friday. Also, the time in which a resident can water is restricted to a specific four-hour block. The four-hour block will depend on the last number of your house address. Watering schedule for “single-family” residential, dual-water only: Monday and Friday, 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. for addresses ending in 0 Monday and Friday, 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. for addresses ending in 1 Wednesday and Saturday, 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. for addresses ending in 3 and 5 Wednesday and Saturday, 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. for addresses ending in 7 and 9 Thursday and Sunday, 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. for addresses ending in 2 and 4 Thursday and Sunday, 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. for addresses ending in 6 and 8 Duplexes and other multi-family units on less than five acres using the dual-water system can water on Monday and Friday from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Commercial property and multi-family units on more than five acres using dual-water can water on Monday and Friday from 12 a.m. - 8 a.m. Other watering restrictions for dual-water customers: New plants younger than 30 days, 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. every day except Friday New plants 31 to 60 days, 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday Pressure washing, No restrictions Car washing, No restrictions Boat washing, No restrictions Hand watering, 10 minutes each day All other sources for irrigation (private wells, potable, canals, lakes) Cape Coral residents using other sources for irrigation will be limited to one day each week for lawn irrigation. Residents also will be restricted to a specific 4-hour timeframe within their designated day. The watering day and times are determined by the last number of your house address. Schedule for all other sources of irrigation: Addresses that end in 0 (ex. 1920 SE 10th St.), 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Monday Addresses that end in 1 (ex. 1921 SE 10th St.), 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Monday Addresses that end in 2 (ex. 1922 SE 10th St.), 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Tuesday Addresses that end in 3 (ex. 1923 SE 10th St.), 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Tuesday Addresses that end in 4 (ex. 1924 SE 10th St.), 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Wednesday Addresses that end in 5 (ex. 1925 SE 10th St.), 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Wednesday Addresses that end in 6 (ex. 1926 SE 10th St.), 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Thursday Addresses that end in 7 (ex. 1927 SE 10th St.), 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Thursday Addresses that end in 8 (ex. 1928 SE 10th St.), 12 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday Addresses that end in 9 (ex. 1929 SE 10th St.), 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Friday Duplexes and multi-family (under five acres), 4 a.m. – 8 a.m. on Sunday Commercial & multi-family larger than five acres, 12 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Sunday Other watering restrictions for other sources of irrigation: New plants younger than 30 days, 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. every day except Friday New plants 31 to 60 days, 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday Pressure washing, No restrictions Car washing, No restrictions Hand watering, 10 minutes each day Water Conservation Tips from SFWMD South Floridians have a new online tool for learning about ways to save water and help protect our region's most valuable resource. The South Florida Water Management District has launched a comprehensive Web site, www.savewaterfl.com, providing a one-stop-shop for information. The Web site’s home page features current water restrictions, landscaping information and water-saving tips. For easy access to the abundance of information, the site offers seven sub-sections by user: residents, businesses, agriculture, utilities, government, teachers and news media. This Web site focuses on water conservation and the need for water protection. So please take a few moments to check it out, and help South Florida save water. Source: City of Cape Coral, capecoral.net
 
 

 

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