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Cape Coral, FL 33990
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Cape Coral Year-Round Watering Schedule

 

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NOTICE OF EMERGENCY –  STAGE I WATER SHORTAGE

April 14, 2017

Use of Water for Irrigation Purposes

Per Chapter 19-91 of the City of Cape Coral Code of Ordinances Cape Coral City Manager John Szerlag has issued a Notice of Emergency – Stage I Water Shortage for use of water for irrigation purposes

Effective April 21, 2017, the following one-day watering schedule is mandatory and in effect for all residents and businesses in Cape Coral using City irrigation or private wells for watering lawn and landscape.    

 

Last   Number of Address

Day and   Time

0

Monday 
  Midnight to 4:00 a.m.

1

Friday 
  4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

2

Thursday 
  Midnight to 4:00 a.m.

3

Wednesday 
  Midnight to 4:00 a.m.

4

Sunday 
  Midnight to 4:00 a.m.

5

Saturday 
  Midnight to 4:00 a.m.

6

Thursday 
  4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

7

Wednesday 
  4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

8

Sunday 
  4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

9

Saturday 
  4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

 
For properties or developments up to and including five acres in size that have an irrigation system that simultaneously irrigates multiple properties with different watering times including, but not limited to, duplexes, multi-family units, compound use and mixed use units, the watering schedule shall not be as described in the chart above, but shall be allowed on Mondays from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

For properties or developments more than five acres in size that have an irrigation system that simultaneously irrigates multiple properties with different watering times including, but not limited to, multi-family, compound use and mixed use units, the watering schedule shall not be as described in the chart above, but shall be allowed on Mondays from 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Watering of new lawns and landscaping during a 45-day establishment period shall be permitted on any day of the week from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. 

Hand Watering is Allowed at Any Time

Other watering restrictions: 



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Watering of new lawns and landscaping during a 45-day establishment period shall be permitted on any day of the week from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

The following uses of irrigation water are permitted at any time:

(1) Required watering in of lawn chemicals.

(2) Pressure washing, car, truck or trailer washing, boat washing, and flushing boat motors after salt water use.

(3) Hand watering using low volume irrigation methods.

(4) Water use for cleaning, adjusting, and repair of irrigation systems provided that an attendant is on site and for not more than ten minutes per week for the entire irrigation sy'tem (if the irrigation system is not divided into areas or "zones") or for not more than ten minutes per area or "zone" per week (if the irrigation system is divided into areas or "zones").

(5) Irrigation integral to an ongoing business enterprise, such as a golf course (greens, tees and fairways only), a nursery or agricultural operations, is permitted to the extent necessary to reasonably meet the business's minimum agronomic needs and for freeze or heat damage protection.

VIOLATIONS

First Violation - Warning
Second Violation - $100 Fine
Third Violation - $200 Fine
Fourth Violation - $400 Fine and Subject to Disconnection from Service ($80 Charge to Reconnect)