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Posted on: December 16, 2021

Lawn Watering Limited to Once Per Week Beginning December 24th

NEWS Water Restriction2021

  

Office of the City Manager

2200 Second Street

Fort Myers, FL 33901

www.cityftmyers.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact:

Liz Bello-Matthews

LBelloMatthews@cityftmyers.com

239.400.9446

  

PRESS RELEASE

  

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 27, 2021

City of Fort Myers Initiates Immediate Irrigation Restriction to Conserve Water

Lawn Watering Limited to Once Per Week

 

Fort Myers, FL – The City of Fort Myers experienced an unprecedented population growth during this past year, which drastically increased water demands citywide. As a precautionary water conservation measure, the City is limiting irrigation to once per week for both residents and businesses that reside within the City of Fort Myers geographic boundaries and purchase water from the City of Fort Myers Utilities Department.

The one-day-per week watering restriction is applicable to irrigation systems utilizing potable water and limitations are as follows:

  • Property addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) may water on Wednesdays;
  • Property addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) may water on Sundays;
  • All landscape irrigation is prohibited between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to reduce evaporation;
  • Irrigation is also restricted for recreational, golf courses, agriculture, and nursery use.

As a courtesy, the City will provide leniency until January 7, 2022. Thereafter, those in violation will receive a fine. City officials will continue to monitor water conditions and notify citizens as soon as restrictions are lifted.

For more about the irrigation restrictions, please contact the City of Fort Myers Utility Billing Customer Service at 239-321-8100.

 

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