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 conversing water, Visit Florida's Water website.