Watering Restrictions in Effect
Due to drought conditions and increased demand for water, it’s important now more than ever to follow St. Pete’s year-round watering restrictions and eliminate wasteful and unnecessary water uses.
Southwest Florida Water Management District, which includes St. Pete, has declared a water shortage. Order Number SWF 20-017 requires that all water users prepare for tightened water use restrictions if abnormally dry conditions continue. This Order is effective May 12-July 1, 2020 unless extended, modified or rescinded.
Find St. Pete’s current local watering restrictions at stpete.org/wateringrestrictions.
Every drop helps. Consider implementing water-saving practices. Find ideas, resources and rebate programs below.
In St. Petersburg every resident, visitor, and business plays a role in conserving our precious water resources. Since 1986, potable water use has fallen from 41 to approximately 28 million gallons per day – about a 32% reduction!
St. Petersburg’s Water Conservation Program assists customers with their efforts by providing publications, incentive programs, presentations and giveaway items. Follow the links below to learn more about water conservation in St. Pete.
Current Conservation Programs
Learn more about available programs, rebates, events and publications.
St. Petersburg is in a water use caution area and is committed to water conservation. Year-round water conservation restrictions are in effect for twice-a-week watering. If you are a St. Petersburg water customer located within city limits, do you know your days and times?
Conservation of water in the home not only saves water, it also saves the energy used to process and distribute the water
Learn how a well-designed and properly maintained landscape and sprinkler system could save water, time, and energy.
Calculate Your Water Ways
This interactive document will allow you to understand your family's potable water consumption. After calculating your family's water use patterns, you can begin to conserve in ways that work best for your lifestyle.
Tampa Bay Community Water Wise Awards
The annual Tampa Bay Community Water Wise Awards are awarded to those that have created attractive, water-efficient landscapes.
Find information on obtaining speakers, links to youth and adult education and activities, and environmentally-friendly landscapes.
Register your private irrigation well. It's free and will help staff correctly enforce watering restrictions during droughts, as well as identify favorable locations for future irrigation wells.
Are You & Your Family Water-Wise?
Even simple, inexpensive changes, such as altering water use habits, can make a difference! Water conservation specialists are available to speak with community associations and other groups on topics that include indoor and outdoor water conservation, leak detection, reclaimed water use, micro-irrigation, sprinkler system checkups and Florida-Friendly Landscaping™.