By Staff writer
Published May 4, 2006
TAMPA: The City Council is expected to vote today on an emergency ordinance that would put the one-day-a-week limit into effect immediately.
ST. PETERSBURG: Residents may still water lawns twice a week and officials are not planning to change that in the immediate future. But St. Petersburg has asked residents to voluntarily cut back on reclaimed water use to three times weekly, and is considering making that mandatory.
PINELLAS COUNTY: Residents may water once a week.
CITRUS COUNTY: Watering is allowed two days a week, with the schedule and time determined by address.
HERNANDO COUNTY: Residents in unincorporated areas may water twice a week. Brooksville residents may water only once a week.
PASCO COUNTY: Unincorporated areas and the city of Port Richey may water once a week. In New Port Richey, watering is allowed twice a week.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY: For now, Hillsborough County residents who live outside the city of Tampa, Temple Terrace and Plant City can still water their lawns twice a week on designated days, depending upon their address number, but commissioners are asking them to cut back voluntarily. Commissioners are also asking residents in the sprawling east county subdivisions of FishHawk Ranch and Twin Lakes to voluntarily curb their use of reclaimed water because even it is in short supply. Currently, residents can use reclaimed water for irrigation every day. Under the request, residents with odd-numbered addresses are asked to water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and those and even-numbered addresses are asked to water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
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