Water Use Restrictions

The City of Polk City follows the watering restrictions set by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Lawn Watering Schedule & Times

  • Lawn watering is limited to twice per week.
  • Lawn watering days and times are as follows unless your city or county has a different schedule or stricter hours in effect:
    • Even addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
    • Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
    • Locations without a discernable address, such as rights-of-way and other common areas inside a subdivision, may water on Tuesday and/or Friday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.

Irrigation Systems

  • Under Phase I, residents are asked to check their irrigation systems to ensure they are working properly. This means testing and repairing broken pipes, leaks, and damaged or tilted sprinkler heads.
  • Residents should also check their irrigation timer to ensure the settings are correct and the rain sensor is working properly in accordance with state law.

Landscape Watering Schedule & Times

  • Hand-watering and micro-irrigation of plants (other than lawns) can be done on any day and at any time.

New Lawns & Plants

  • New lawns and plants have a 30-30 establishment period, which allows any-day watering during the first 30 days.
  • During the second 30 days, watering is allowed three days per week: even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday; odd-numbered addresses may water Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.

Reclaimed Water

  • Reclaimed water remains subject to voluntary watering hours, unless blended with another water source or restricted by the local government or utility.

Fountains, Car Washing & Pressure Washing

There are no restrictions on fountains, car washing, and pressure washing. However, the district asks that residents be as efficient as possible, such as using a shutoff nozzle on their hose so water isn’t wasted.

For additional details or to ask questions, visit the Southwest Florida Water Management District website.