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New Citywide Lawn Watering Schedule Now in Effect

June 15, 2022

City Council approved a new year-round two-day irrigation watering schedule that is effective immediately and applies to all Cape Coral residents.  The new citywide irrigation watering schedule applies to all Cape Coral properties whether on private well or City water.  

Residents will still have the same number of hours for irrigation; however, the new schedule will add more time slots reducing demand by 40 percent.  The new schedule will allow the City to better manage watering demand, pressure, and flow, and it will improve water pressure for reclaimed water fire hydrants.

Watering days and times depend on the last number of the home address.  

See the schedule below for new days and times:

  • For addresses ending in 0:               Monday and Thursday, 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • For addresses ending in 1:               Monday and Thursday, midnight to 4 a.m.
  • For addresses ending in 2:               Monday and Thursday, 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • For addresses ending in 3:               Tuesday and Friday, 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • For addresses ending in 4:               Tuesday and Friday, midnight to 4 a.m.
  • For addresses ending in 5:               Tuesday and Friday, 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • For addresses ending in 6:               Wednesday and Saturday, 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
  • For addresses ending in 7:               Wednesday and Saturday, midnight to 4 a.m.
  • For addresses ending in 8:               Wednesday and Sunday, 4 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • For addresses ending in 9:               Thursday and Sunday, 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.


Additional watering changes:

  • Watering new lawns and landscaping is allowed during a 30-day establishment period and will be allowed on any day except Friday from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Irrigation of new landscaping that has been in place for 31 to 90 days shall be allowed on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
  • Businesses, properties, or developments up to and including five acres in size, including duplexes and multi-family units, may water on Thursday and Sunday from midnight to 4:00 a.m.
  • For properties more than five acres in size including multi-family, compound and mixed-use units the watering schedule is Mondays and Fridays 12 a.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Businesses with watering times between 8 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. may water between midnight and 4:00 a.m. so as not to interfere with normal business operations.


The City will notify residents of this change using several platforms including, but not limited to, social media, electronic message boards, postcards delivered to each residence, our virtual monthly newsletter, our media partners, and email notifications.

*NOTE:  The mandatory one-day watering restriction is no longer in effect.