Are water restrictions mandatory?

Residential and commercial water restrictions are mandatory and are enforced by South Florida Water Management District staff, local governments and law enforcement agencies. Residential fines vary by municipality, but typically range from $25 to $125 for a first offense. Civil penalties for violations of restrictions by District permittee's and commercial users begin at $1,500 and can increase depending on the severity of the violation.

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1. Does water that comes from private wells, canals, lakes or pands fall under the current water restrictions?
2. Are water restrictions mandatory?
3. Can I wash my car or boat?
4. What about hand-watering my with a hose or watering can?
5. What about drip, bubble and micro-jet irrigation systems?
6. When can I repair my irrigation system?
7. Who should I contact if I see water restriction violators?
8. Can I apply for a variance?