Swiftmud relaxes some restrictions, but not on watering listen07/28/09 Mitch E. Perry
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Tampa Bay residents will soon be able to wash their cars in their driveways and pressure-clean their own homes beginning this weekend.
Citizens in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco Counties had been prevented from doing so ever since The Southwest Florida Water Management Districtâ€™s Governing Board, also known as SwiftMud, called for Phase 4, or critical restrictions because of the ongoing water shortage. But at todayâ€™s meeting in Polk County, they relaxed some of those restrictions.
However, Robyn Felix, a spokesperson for Swiftmud said lawn watering restrictions remain in effect.
Citizens in Pinellas, Pasco & Hillsborough Counties remain restricted to watering their lawns once a week, between midnight and 4 AM. That includes citizens in Tampa, who this spring were not allowed to irrigate at all for 2 months. That ban ended at the beginning of June.