July 09, 2024

As western Florida’s drought conditions continue, Pasco County Utilities urges everyone to conserve water and follow watering guidelines. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) is extending its current modified Phase I Water Shortage Order through September 1, 2024, which limits lawn watering to once per week.

“Even with recent rains in Pasco County, our regional conditions remain dryer than normal,” says Pasco County Utilities Customer Information & Services Director Sandra Anderson. “Low reservoir levels coupled with lower-than-normal rainfall makes it vital to rely on irrigation guidelines as a resource for a healthy landscape.  Efficient watering and proper plants and plant placement have proven that landscapes can thrive on once-a-week watering.”

Helpful tips on efficient landscape irrigation include:

  • Know your watering day by visiting bit.ly/PascoWatering
  • Stick to your watering schedule. Turf becomes drought tolerant. More is not better
  • Ensure your irrigation system is operating properly and efficiently
  • Email SaveH2O@MyPasco.net if you need assistance setting your irrigation controller
  • Minimize water loss from evaporation by watering only during the allowable timeframe

More tips for outdoor and indoor water conservation and efficiency are available at bit.ly/PascoLawn and bit.ly/PascoIndoor. Visit PascoCountyUtilities.com for more information about Pasco County Utilities services. To report watering violations in your area please call 727.847.2411 or use the online reporting form at bit.ly/Water-Misuse.