Water Shortage Issued By SWFWMD back  
Date of Record: May 10, 2012

On May 9, 2012 the Southwest Florida Water Management District issued an emergency Modified Phase II Severe Water Shortage Order for the Tampa Bay Area. The order specifies that:


  • Lawn and landscape watering is limited to one day a week
  • Watering is prohibited between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • All observed violations will result in a fine of $193
  • Fountains may only operate four hours per day
  • Car washing is limited to once per week and only on the designated watering day for your location
  • Pressure washing is allowed once a year or for necessary purposes
  • Restaurants shall only serve water upon request


For more information call (727) 464-4000 or look up your authorized watering day. (posted 5-10-12)