CAPE CORAL, Fla.– The city of Cape Coral is considering a proposed ordinance that would require new homes to follow design standards when building new irrigation systems.
Population growth has given rise to water conservation problems, waste of water supplies, and a decline in water quality in the city.
Currently, the city regulates when people can use their irrigation systems with a watering schedule. The city has never regulated standards for how those systems operate and what is installed.
The city now wants to further regulate those private irrigation systems to strengthen...