Friday, June 22, 2018
News Roundup

Lawn watering rules tightened in Hernando and Citrus counties

BROOKSVILLE — Starting March 10, residents of Hernando, Citrus and three other counties north of Tampa Bay must limit their lawn watering to once a week under new restrictions approved Tuesday by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Forecasters say the dry spell that the region has been caught in for the past four months is likely to continue at least through May, and the lakes, streams and aquifer are all showing the effects, according to officials of the agency commonly known as Swiftmud.

The new watering restrictions, known as Phase III, will cover Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Levy and Sumter counties. The rest of the 16 counties overseen by Swiftmud are still under Phase I watering restrictions, which limit lawn watering to two days a week. The change in the restrictions was approved by unanimous vote.

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