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Excessive water use could lead to restrictions in Polk County, Florida
5/16/2017 2:20:45 PM

Relief, Response & Restrictions
Water Supply & Quality
Polk County, FL

Start Date: 5/15/2017 -  
Southwest Polk County water users were asked to limit lawn watering to no more than twice weekly after they consumed double the reclaimed water as usual on their lawns. Apart from rain to ease the dryness and assistance from the public on reducing water use, mandatory once weekly watering restrictions may be needed. The Southwest area used up to 330,000 gallons daily during the past week, 50 percent more than was able to be produced, reducing water reserves dramatically. Potable water made up the difference. Lakeland Ledger (Fla.), May 15, 2017