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Cape Coral urges residents to follow watering regulations

It's that time of year again, Florida's dry season, and Cape Coral residents are being reminded by the city to follow the lawn watering schedule to avoid water shortages and drought.

The city of Cape Coral mandates how and when you are allowed to water your landscape, as lack of rainfall during the dry season affects the city's water supply.

"While our canal levels are better than at this time last year, our residents need to remember the supply is not unlimited," Utilities Director Jeff Pearson said in a prepared statement released by the city. "The two-day watering schedule provides residents with two days each week, four hours each day to water their lawns, which is more than enough to maintain landscaping."

During the winter, lawns do not require as much water as the summer months, officials said.

"In fact, setting automatic timers to water 20-30 minutes in each zone should provide adequate irrigation for residential lawns," the release states. "Hand watering also is allowed at any time. Residents who need help setting their timers can call 3-1-1, and the City may be able to provide assistance."