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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Expansion of Phase 1 Water Shortage Order to All Counties


On February 28, 2017, the Southwest Florida Water Management District's (District) Governing Board issued Water Shortage Order No. SWF 2017-014 to declare "Phase 1" for the portions of Lake, Marion and Sumter within the District's boundaries. This order became effective march 10, 2017. Due to the deepening drought, the Governing Board modified Water Shortage Order No. SWF 2017-014 during its April 25, 2017 meeting expanding the order to include the rest of the 16 counties within the District's boundaries.   Read on