Water-Related News

Landscape irrigation now limited to once per week in Fort Myers

FORT MYERS – The City of Fort Myers experienced an unprecedented population growth during this past year, which drastically increased water demands citywide. As a precautionary water conservation measure, the City is limiting irrigation to once per week for both residents and businesses that reside within the City of Fort Myers geographic boundaries and purchase water from the City of Fort Myers Utilities Department.

The one-day-per week watering restriction is applicable to irrigation systems utilizing potable water and limitations are as follows:

  • Property addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) may water on Wednesdays;
  • Property addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) may water on Sundays;
  • All landscape irrigation is prohibited between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to reduce evaporation;
  • Irrigation is also restricted for recreational, golf courses, agriculture, and nursery use.

As a courtesy, the City provided leniency until January 7, 2022. Thereafter, those in violation will receive a fine. City officials will continue to monitor water conditions and notify citizens as soon as restrictions are lifted.

For more about the irrigation restrictions, please contact the City of Fort Myers Utility Billing Customer Service at 239-321-8100.