Drought forces water agency to extend water restrictions through July 31 in The Villages

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has extended the Phase I water shortage restrictions through July 31 and the water shortage restrictions now encompass all of the water district, including all of The Villages. The restrictions include the following;
• Lawn watering is limited to twice per week.
• Lawn watering days and times are as follows
o Lawn watering must occur before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
o For days and specific times for home in The Villages, please refer to www.thevillageswaterwisdom.com/irrigation-schedules
• Hand watering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day and any time.
The state water management agency for the area, declared a Phase I Water Shortage that was effective March 10 for portions of Lake, Marion and Sumter counties and including The Villages. The Phase I declaration was put in place to inform the public to be aware of the shortage and to practice water conservation. Putting a priority on water conservation will help to protect our precious water resources.
SWFWMD and The Villages recommend year-round water conservation. For more information about ways to conserve water visit WaterMatters.org.