Water-Related News

Four weeks of water supply in Cape Coral canals

Even something as basic as water can’t avoid the laws of supply and demand.

The city of Cape Coral’s lack of supply in its 156 miles of freshwater canals is leading to some stringent demands for residents to fall in line with the city’s watering regulations.

“Our canal levels have about four weeks of supply remaining to stay at about the 1.5 billion gallons in the canals that we need. And we have about two more months of the dry season left,” City Manager John Szerlag said.

Cape Coral canals strained by no rain, overuse from residents

Szerlag said city staff contemplated cutting the number of days residents can water their lawns from two days to one but decided to ask residents to do so on a voluntary basis.