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Water Restrictions

To Report Water or Sewer Problems
(During Business Hours) 941-575-3339
(After Business Hours & Holidays) 941-575-5070


On Tuesday, November 16, 2010 the Southwest Florida Water Management District's Governing Board voted to enter into a Phase 1 Water Shortage Order for all 16 counties in the District's boundaries beginning December 1, 2010. A "Phase 1" declaration means that conditions are below normal and warrant alerting the general public and ordering water utilities and other water users to review and implement procedures as a means of preparing for possible additional action. For details of Phase I Water Shortage Order click on the attached link.

http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/conservation/restrictions/swfwmd.php

**Please note, watering days and times are not affected by this order. The watering schedule listed below remains the same for twice-per-week watering. Residents are encouraged to water only if their lawn and landscape needs it and turn off their irrigation system if it has rained or rain is predicted in the next 24 hours. Some of the signs that a lawn needs water include a blue-gray appearance, blades folded in half lengthwise and footprints remaining on the lawn for several minutes after walking on it.

Lawn Watering Schedule Table

Addresses Current Watering Day May Also Water
Ending in 0 and 1 Monday Thursday
Ending in 2 and 3 Tuesday Friday
Ending in 4 and 5 Wednesday Saturday
Ending in 6 and 7 Thursday Sunday
Ending in 8 and 9 Friday Tuesday
Addresses that end with a letter instead of a number will water on: Friday Tuesday

Lawn Watering Schedule/Times

  • Lawn watering is limited to twice per week (if needed)
  • Before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
  • Hand watering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day and at any time using a shut-off nozzle on their hose, so water isn't wasted.

New Lawns and Plants

  • New lawns and plants have a 30-30 establishment period, which allows any day watering during the first 30 days.
  • During the second 30 days, watering is allowed three days per week: Addresses ending in an Even number may water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Addresses ending in an Odd number may water on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

Fountain Operation, Car Washing and Pressure Washing

  • There are no restrictions on fountains, car washing and pressure washing.
  • However the District and the City ask that residents be as efficient as possible, such as using a shut-off nozzle on their hose, so water isn't wasted.

For questions concerning this schedule you may contact the Utility Department at (941) 575-3339


Utilities Administration
3132 Cooper Street
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone (941) 575-3339
Fax (941) 575-5006
E-mail: utility@ci.punta-gorda.fl.us