District Water Restrictions

Phase I Water Shortage

Effective Dates and Areas

·         The District’s Phase I water shortage restrictions are in effect Nov. 21, 2023 through July 1, 2024, except where stricter measures have been imposed by local governments. 

·         The following restrictions apply to all of Charlotte, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota and Sumter counties; portions of Lake and Levy counties; The City of Dunnellon and The Villages in Marion County; and the portion of Gasparilla Island in Lee County. 

·         As of Dec. 1, 2023, Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties will be under a Modified Phase I Water Shortage Order limiting water restrictions to once per week.

·         Some local governments such as unincorporated Citrus, Hernando and Sarasota counties, and the cities of Dunedin and Venice, have local ordinances that remain on one-day-per-week schedules. 

Once-Per-Week Lawn Watering Days and Times for Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Counties

·         Lawn watering is limited to no more than once per week.

·         Lawn watering days and times are as follows unless your city or county has a different schedule or stricter hours in effect:

o    If your address (house number) ends in...

§  ...0 or 1, water only on Monday

§  ...2 or 3, water only on Tuesday

§  ...4 or 5, water only on Wednesday

§  ...6 or 7, water only on Thursday

§  ...8 or 9*, water only on Friday