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Two-hour parking returns to Inverness historic district

By Times staff writers

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 26, 2000

INVERNESS -- The controversial black bags that were draped over downtown parking signs a month ago were removed this week, signaling the return to two-hour parking in the historic district. City workers had covered the signs to create unrestricted parking in front of the downtown shops while about 30 spaces in the Main Street parking lot were closed for a soil decontamination project. Now that the project is nearing completion -- the lot just needs a seal coat and paint stripes that should go down Tuesday -- the downtown parking situation is back to normal, said Bill Wiley, director of Development Services for Inverness.

Citrus watering restrictions

The following water use restrictions are in place for Citrus residents until June 30:

  • Irrigation is limited to one day per week.
  • Residents in all unincorporated parts of the county are now on a five-day watering schedule: addresses ending in 0 or 1, Monday; 2 or 3, Tuesday; 4 or 5, Wednesday; 6 or 7, Thursday; and 8 or 9, Friday. Watering in these areas is prohibited between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Residents in the city limits of Inverness or Crystal River water on Tuesday if their address is an even number, or Sunday if their address is an odd number. Watering in these areas is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • People can hand-water their gardens -- not lawns -- any time during the week.
  • The Southwest Florida Water Management District urges people to limit their water use. Possibilities include taking three-minute showers, installing low-flow fixtures and repairing plumbing leaks. A leaking toilet can waste up to 200 gallons per day.
  • Violations may be reported to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office at 726-1121.

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