Water-Related News

Water rules could be tightened even more in Cape Coral

CAPE CORAL – Ernie Kazer has noticed a difference in his backyard, and it's not the color of the grass.

"The depth of the water at times is concerning," he said.

The city says overuse of residential irrigation is depleting the city's freshwater canals.

"I'm sure it could become an issue my daughter lives on Lake Kennedy, and they have seen the difference in their lake," said resident Russell Malone.

Residents get two days a week to water their yards, but the city is willing to tighten this schedule down to one day if water levels continue to drop and no rain falls.

Since the beginning of this year, 967 warning violations and 18 fines have been handed out.