The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) voted earlier this week to extend the current Phase 1 water regulations through July 31.
According to a press release from the district, Phase 1 regulations mean that conditions may worsen but at the current time there is no need for stricter water use regulations. Many local governments, including the City of Bradenton, use SWFWMD’s regulations to govern local water usage, although some local governments impose stricter regulations.
Residents are limited to watering their lawn only two days a week. Even addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. and odd addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Locations without a discernable address, such as rights-of-way and other common areas inside a subdivision, may water on Tuesday and/or Friday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Handwatering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day and any time.
For a complete list of water regulations, including irrigation and car washing rules, visit this website: http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/conservation/restrictions/swfwmd.php.