Save Water and Save Money
April is water conservation month! The City of Winter Haven can take a few easy steps to start saving water. When we take certain steps to save water at our homes we not only help the environment, we also help our wallets too! Currently residents use an average of 114 gallons per day (gpcd). Our goal is to significantly reduce the per capita water usage by the year 2020.
The number one way water is used in our city is by irrigation. Residents should only be watering their lawns twice a week, and using up to 1 inch of water each week.
- Even addresses may water on Thursday and/or Sunday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
- Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and/or Saturday before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m.
- Hand water and micro-irrigation of plants can be done on any day and any time.
Check your irrigation controllers to make sure that they are only scheduled to turn on twice a week, and check for how much water is being used.
Changing out your plants to incorporate Florida Friendly Landscaping not only saves water, but it looks beautiful too. Florida Friendly Landscaping is a landscape practice that incorporates Florida “friendly” plants to your yard. These plants use less water, which lowers the cost to irrigate your yard.
It is important to check for leaks, and drips throughout your house. If you put food coloring in your toilet tank, and it seeps into the bowl without flushing there is a leak. Check your faucets for drips, one drip every second adds up to 5 gallons a day!
Let’s work together as a community to conserve water!