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Apopka residents under mandatory water restrictions as supply falls. Violators face fines.

Supply depleting at potable and reclaim water plants, city says

APOPKA – The city of Apopka is under a “state of water supply conservation” and residents could face fines for violating restrictions.

The city on Friday said it is seeing an “increasingly faster depletion of the water supply being observed at the City of Apopka Potable (water that is safe to drink) and Reclaim Water Plants.”

Apopka residents need to restrict all water use activities outside, including watering lawns and gardens, the city said.

The St. Johns River Water Management District is restricting irrigation to before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. and for no more than 15 minutes per zone.

Residents living at addresses that end in odd numbers can water on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Addresses ending in even numbers can water on Thursdays and Sundays.

Nonresidential properties can water on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The district is also asking people not to install any new sod until water restrictions are lifted.

Residents who violate the restrictions will get a written warning the first time, but after that face a $50 fine for the second offense, $100 for a third violation and $500 fines after that.

Anyone who has questions about the new water policies can call the Department of Public Services at 407-703-1731.