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Florida- Drought Restrictions

Issue:  Water Shortage Plan

Affects:  May affect those who build pools/spas in case of severe water shortage

Rule Summary: The Florida Water Management District adopted amendments to rules concerning the water shortage plan.  No changes have been made pertaining to pools or spas. Changes were administrative in nature. 

An order declaring a water shortage or imposing more severe restrictions shall become effective seven days after any notice published.  An order declaring a water shortage shall remain in effect until rescinded by the Board.

A declaration of water shortage and any provision or restriction adopted pursuant thereto under the water shortage plan may be rescinded by the Executive Director if the order rendering the Governing Board’s declaration of water shortage specifically delegates to the Executive Director the authority to rescind the existing water shortage restrictions.

Status: The District filed the rules for adoption March 7, 2019. The effective date of the rules is March 27, 2019. 

Notice of Final Rules: https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/APSP/attach/FL50133notice_of_final_rules.pdf

Notice of Proposed Rules: https://www.flrules.org/gateway/notice_Files.asp?ID=21420527