Conservation

Our aquifer is a valuable and finite source. Water conservation helps to delay the need to implement more expensive alternative water supplies in the future. 
 

Helpful Tips for Inside your Home


  • Replace old high flow toilets which use up to 4.0 gallon per flush to low flow models using 1.6 gallon or less per flush.
  • Avoid unnecessary flushing of items that could go in a waste basket or garbage can, such as tissues, gum wrappers, dental floss, and diapers.
  • When showering or brushing your teeth, don't leave the water running. Turn off the tap until you need more water.

Helpful Tips for Outside the Home


  • Adjust your watering schedule each month to match seasonal weather conditions and landscape requirements.
  • Ensure that you maintain a functional rain sensor on your irrigation system.
  • Check your sprinkler system regularly and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn are plants are being watered.
  • Be sure to check outdoor faucets, pipes, and hoses for possible leaks.
  • Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. This helps protect roots from heat stress and holds soil moisture better than a closely clipped lawn.
  • Plant in the Spring and Fall when lower temperatures allow plants to absorb less water.
  • Select plants native to our area. Most can thrive with little or no watering.
  • Group plants with the same watering needs together to get the most out of your watering time.

More Conservation Information


For more information on saving water and money, visit Florida's Water website.