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SWFWMD intensifies drought-condition restrictions

Published:   |   Updated: May 16, 2013 at 05:17 PM

As of May 9, the Southwest Florida Water Management District issued an emergency Modified Phase II Severe Water Shortage Order for the Tampa Bay Area.

The Pinellas County sent out a press release to the local media announcing the intensified water-use restrictions earlier today at 1:02 p.m. Swiftmud, as the roughly 10,000-square-mile district is commonly known, oversees the water management of more than 5 million people in 16 counties.

The latest order specifies that:

To find more information that can be narrowed to specific neighborhoods, go to or call (727) 464-4000. or (727) 815-1071