Today is the first day of April and the first day of Water Conservation Month!
We've had an early start to the dry season with high temps and dry conditions. During this time, we encourage residents to use best practices in order to conserve water.
Limit lawn watering to twice per week. Observe weather patterns to avoid watering on rainy days (if one of those ever happens...). Hand water in order to effectively put water where it is needed the most.
Make sure to inspect irrigation systems if you have one. Replace any broken heads or leaking pipes as this can cause dramatic increases in water usage. Use smart irrigations systems that effectively schedule watering times. Water in the morning or evening hours to reduce evaporation.
These are some short term ways to reduce water usage. We will feature more helpful tips this month to help our residents conserve water. Conservation helps strengthen our city's resiliency during times of drought. It is also a great way to save money on utility bills.
More information can be found at https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/residents/water-conservation