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City Reminds Cape Residents to Follow Watering Schedule

NOTE: This schedule is no longer in effect. To view the current irrigation ordinance enforced by Code, click here: Lawn Watering Schedule

2/01/2022



It’s our dry season here in Southwest Florida and the City of Cape Coral wants to remind residents of our year-round watering schedule.  All residents in Cape Coral are allowed to water two days each week regardless of the source of the irrigation water.  If you use the City's dual-water system or a private well, you must follow the two-day watering schedule. 

Following the year-round schedule and conservation is important. Setting automatic timers to water 20-30 minutes in each zone should provide adequate irrigation for residential lawns.  The watering days and hours depend on the last number of the home address.  For example, if your address is 1926 SW 15th Avenue, the "6" in 1926 is the guiding number.

See the schedule below for your days and times:

  • For addresses ending in 0:            Monday and Friday, midnight to 4 a.m.
  • For addresses ending in 1:            Monday and Friday, 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • For addresses ending in 3 & 5:     Wednesday and Saturday, midnight to 4 a.m.
  • For addresses ending in 7 &9:      Wednesday and Saturday, 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • For addresses ending in 2 & 4:      Thursday and Sunday, midnight to 4 a.m.
  • For addresses ending in 6 & 8:      Thursday and Sunday, 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Additional watering restrictions:

  • 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:

  • Required watering in of lawn chemicals.
  • Pressure washing, car, truck or trailer washing, boat washing, and flushing boat motors after salt water use.
  • Hand watering using low volume irrigation methods.
  • Water use for cleaning, adjusting, and repair of irrigation systems provided that an attendant is on site and for no more than ten minutes per week for the entire irrigation system (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").
  • 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.

For more information here's a link to our webpage on Cape Coral’s Year-Round Watering Schedule:  https://www.capecoral.gov/department/utilities_department/watering_schedule.php

 

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