Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) has extended a Phase I Water Shortage Order because of prolonged drought conditions to Sept. 1, 2024. Under the restrictions, residents can continue to water their lawns only one day a week.

The restriction includes all lawn and landscape irrigation use in Hillsborough County from public supply, ponds, lakes, streams, and well water. The watering restrictions do not apply to residents who have reclaimed water for their lawn and landscape. These restrictions supersede the water use restrictions under normal year-round water conservation measures, as well as homeowner association watering requirements.

Residents can water their lawns either before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. on their allowable day.

Know your new watering day:

  • Addresses ending in 0 or 1 can only water on Mondays
  • Addresses ending in a 2 or 3 on Tuesdays
  • Addresses ending in a 4 or 5 on Wednesdays
  • Addresses ending in a 6 or 7 on Thursdays

Addresses ending with an 8 or 9 and common areas with or without street addresses, locations with no addresses, and locations with mixed addresses (such as office complexes and shopping centers), can water on Fridays.

Hillsborough County Code Enforcement enforces the year-round water conservation measures and SWFWMD's water shortage orders. A violation can result in an initial warning and penalties starting at $100 and up to $500 for repeated violations. Visit Hillsborough County's Water Restrictions Violations and Appeals page to learn more. Suspected violations can be reported online or by calling Hillsborough County's water violations reporting hotline at (813) 224-8993. 

For questions about Hillsborough County's water use restrictions, call the Water Conservation Team at (813) 663-3295.