Tampa Bay Counties Affected By Water Restrictions
There are Tampa Bay counties that are affected by water restrictions. Additionally, those go into effect starting on Friday, December 1. The Southwest Florida Water Management District declared a water shortage earlier this month. So, that affected all the Tampa Bay area, counties and residence will need to limit their watering. So, residents in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas County will be under water restrictions.
How Often You Can Water Your Yard
So if you would like to water your lawn, here is here is how it works. Firstly, if your address ends in a 0 or 1, you can water only on Monday. Secondly, if your address ends in 2 or 3, you can only water on Tuesday. Additionally, if your address ends in 4 or 5 you can water only on Wednesday. If your address ends in a 6 or 7, you can water only on Thursday. Finally, if your address ends in an 8 or a 9, you can water only on Friday.
You can find out all the information on the Southwest Florida Water Management District website. The water shortage restrictions will go until July 1, 2024. They also go on to say that unless your city or county already has stricter hours in effect, properties under two acres in size may only water before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Finally, unless your city or county already has stricter hours in effect, properties two acres or larger may only water before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
Tampa is down more than 15 inches this year from average annual rainfall totals.