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City assists "sensible sprinklers"

St. Petersburg, Fla.  (November 13, 2017) – As we roll into the “dry season,” the City of St. Petersburg  and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) are helping encourage good watering habits through the “Sensible Sprinkling Program.”

This program offers a FREE check-up to water customers with operable in-ground sprinkler systems using potable (drinking) water, reclaimed water, or well water. Selected participants will receive a sprinkler system evaluation with site-specific recommendations, a diagram of the sprinkler layout, installation of a rain sensor (if one is not in use on the site), water conservation information, and an automatic shut-off hose nozzle.

“It’s a great way to help our customers understand and enhance sprinkler systems,” said Water Conservation Coordinator Chris Claus.  “This not only helps keep citizens’ lawns and gardens more appropriately irrigated, it helps save water -- our most precious natural resource.”

To participate, city residents need to complete the Sensible Sprinkling application  and forward by e-mail to SensibleSprinkling@stpete.org. For more information, check out the city’s water conservation web site at www.stpete.org/WaterConservation or call 892-5611.

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