Water shortgae prompts new rules - effective Saturday, March 26th, 2011

The South Florida Water Management District has declared a water shortage and imposed new water restrictions in the 16-county area effective this Saturday.

In Monroe County, golf courses must cut irrigation by 15 percent and residential lawn-watering has been reduced from three days to two.

Watering is prohibited from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, but allowed otherwise on Thursdays and Sundays for even addresses and on Wednesdays and Saturdays for odd addresses.

For more detailed information, go to www.sfwmd.gov.