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With Extreme Dry Season, remember that Miami-Dade County has year-round watering restrictions

MIAMI (April 13, 2017)

Since the beginning of dry season on November 1st, South Florida has only experienced 44 percent of expected rainfall for the region, which is 6.75 inches below average. For this reason, it is extremely important that Miami-Dade County residents continue to adhere to the year-round two-day a week watering restrictions.

Falling water levels and extremely dry conditions that are expected to linger led the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) Governing Board to issue a water shortage warning to all 8.1 million residents in the agency's 16 counties.

"With this issuance of a water shortage and in consideration that April is Water Conservation Month, we are asking that all residents do what they can to conserve water usage,” said Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) Director Lester Sola. “When we all make simple changes to our daily habits, the water savings add up for the benefit of all residents."

As a reminder, watering is not allowed in Miami-Dade County between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Residents and businesses with an odd-numbered street address can water their lawns on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m.

Residents and businesses with an even-numbered street address are permitted on Thursdays and Sundays to water their lawns from 4 p.m. to 10 a.m.

For more information regarding the County's watering restrictions, visit the department's website.

In Miami-Dade County, individuals use approximately 134 gallons of water per capita per day. To learn how you can decrease your carbon footprint and participate in Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department’s various conservation rebate programs, go to WASD’s Conservation Page.

It is the priority of the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department to provide safe, reliable service to its customers. For additional information about Department services and programs, visit the department website.