We’re halfway through Water Conservation Month, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) encourages residents to do their part to save water in and around their homes.
Here’s more water saving tips to lower your monthly water bill and save hundreds of gallons of water:
- Ensure rain sensors are operating properly. Irrigating during or after significant rainfall is a major cause of outdoor water waste and can cost you money.
- Check that all irrigation spray nozzles, or sprinklers, are irrigating areas efficiently and effectively. Check for broken leaky heads and reduce overspray. Inspection and maintenance should be done quarterly.
- Upgrade to a WaterSense labeled smart irrigation controller, which can reduce irrigation use by up to 23% and put more money back in your pocket.
- Switch to WaterSense labeled products including indoor showerheads, bathroom facets and toilets to save hundreds of gallons of water a week.
- Consider updating appliances like dishwashers and washing machines to Energy Star rated products. This can significantly cut back your water use.
- Check with your water utility for rebates and incentives.
For more information about water conservation, please visit the District’s website at WaterMatters.org/Conservation.