- Public Utilities
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 conserving water, Visit Florida's Water website.