SFWMD Issues Water Shortage Order for Northeastern Portion of Cape Coral
November 28, 2023 - In order to protect groundwater in the Mid-Hawthorn Aquifer, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) declared a water shortage and issued mandatory irrigation restrictions for a portion of Cape Coral and unincorporated Lee County. Landscape irrigation is limited to one day a week in the designated area for irrigation water supplied by private wells.
A water shortage warning issued on November 21, 2023 is still in effect for all of Collier and Lee Counties amid continuing dry conditions and increasing water supply concerns on the Southwest Coast.
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Conserving water year-round is an integral part of managing and protecting South Florida’s water supplies for today and for our future generations.
Around 3 billion gallons of water are used every day in central and southern Florida by 9 million residents and visitors – for watering our lawns, drinking and bathing, growing our crops and servicing our industries. Future water needs are projected to increase to approximately 4.1 billion gallons per day by 2040. One of the most effective ways to address increasing water needs is through water conservation.
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