Water-Related News

Ways to save water as Hillsborough County sits in drought

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY – Hillsborough County officials are stressing the importance of saving water as the county sits in a rain deficit.

Tia Silvasy with the Hillsborough County Extension said we're currently in a drought. According to Southwest Florida Water Management District, the rainfall average for the month of May is 3.56 inches. We ended the month at 1.41 inches.

“We are in a very hot and dry period, so water conservation is really critical,” Silvasy said.

That's why the county is working to cut back on landscape watering. As we sit in a rain deficit, there are water restrictions in place. Households are assigned one day a week to water their yard.