I’ve got some bad news for everyone in South Florida. Being an urban planner for the city of Fort Lauderdale, I get inundated with county and city memos every day. I have a memo here that states that the South Florida Water Management District has enacted mandatory Phase III Water Restrictions.
Phase III mandatory water use restrictions limit outdoor lawn watering and car washing to one day a week:
• Homes with an odd number address can water their lawns on Saturdays from 4 am to 8 am.
• Homes with an even number address or no address can water their lawns on Sundays from 4 am to 8 am.
• Hand watering using a hose with an automatic shut-off nozzle is permitted from 5 pm to 7 pm on lawn-watering days
There has been talk amongst the internal departments that it is getting so bad that it may even go to phase 4. Let's hope not!