Water Restrictions

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Effective August 2, 2017

PicMonkey Collage Water

 The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Governing Board voted to return to year round water conversation measures and as a result the City of Punta Gorda Utility Service returned  to its twice-per-week watering schedule on August 2, 2017.

Twice-per-week watering allows customers additional flexibility for determining when to water. 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

(Irrigate before 8am or after 6pm)


Current Watering Day

May Also Water

Ending in 0 and 1



Ending in 2 and 3



Ending in 4 and 5



Ending in 6 and 7



Ending in 8 and 9 or Letter


Addresses that end with a letter instead of a number will water on:  Friday  Tuesday


Lawn Watering

  • Twice per week  (if needed)
  • Before 8:00 AM or after 6:00 PM.  
  • Hand watering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day at any time using a shut-off nozzle on hose so water is not wasted. 

New Landscape and Plants

  • New lawns and plants have a 60 day establishment period.
    • On days 1-30, they may water their lawn any day of the week during allowed times.
    • During days 30-60, they may water every other day as specified: Even number addresses may water Tuesdays, Thursday and Sunday.  Odd number addresses may water on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Car Washing, Pressure Washing, Fountains

  •  There are no specific restrictions on car washing, pressure washing or fountains; however, the City asks that residents be as efficient as possible, such as using a shut-off nozzle on their hose, so water isn’t wasted.

Florida’s dry season runs October through May.  The District encourages water conservation year-round, and offers many tips to reduce water use and additional information go to: http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/conservation/.

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