Every resident and business in St. Petersburg can play a role in helping to conserve our precious water resources. St. Petersburg and its partners are assisting customers with their water conservation efforts by providing publications, rebates, and giveaway items. Funding is limited for all programs. Items are available on a first come, first-served basis unless otherwise stated; a waiting list is unavailable.
Residential Clothes Washer Rebate Pilot Program
This Program provides eligible water customers a rebate up to $125 for replacing an old, high volume clothes washer with a new EPA Energy Star-certified high efficiency (HE) model.
Only open to single family residential water customers of St. Petersburg during this pilot phase, with a limit of one rebate per household (location) and per customer. The capacity (tub volume) of the new washer shall be 4 cubic feet or greater.
An EPA Energy Star certified high-efficiency clothes washer decreases laundry water use by up to 45% over standard washers, as well as up to 25% of energy use! More than 300 models carry the Energy Star label, including many popular models found in local stores and online. More information, including FAQ’s, can be found in the Residential Clothes Washer Rebate Guidelines.
Customers must email WasherRebate@stpete.org or call 892-5611 to check eligibility and receive an application.
Toilet Rebate Program
This Program provides eligible water customers a rebate up to $100 for replacing a high flush toilet (manufactured before 1995) with a new high efficiency, EPA WaterSense model.
An EPA WaterSense labeled high-efficiency toilet save 20% more water than regular low flush toilets. More than 2,500 toilet models carry the WaterSense label, including many low-cost models found in local stores.
Customers must call 893-7676 or email ToiletRebateOffice@stpete.org to check eligibility, complete an application, and receive a reservation number for a rebate.
Free Sprinkler System Checkup
The new Sensible Sprinkling application phase is underway. Participants receive a sprinkler system evaluation, sprinkler layout drawing, rain sensor installation (if one isn’t currently used), an automatic shut-off hose nozzle and water conservation tips. Don’t delay – this limited time offer is co-funded by the Southwest Water Management District. Email SensibleSprinkling@stpete.org, call 727-892-5611 or print the application for more information.
Indoor Water Conservation Kits
The St. Petersburg Water Resources Department is providing indoor conservation kits to water customers. Each kit includes a low-flow showerhead, toilet leak detection dye tabs, and faucet aerators for the kitchen and bathroom. To receive a FREE kit, St. Petersburg water customers should bring a utility bill to the Water Resources Department at 1650 Third Avenue North, Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Restaurant Spray Valve Replacement Program for Food Service Providers
Foodservice providers can receive a FREE water-efficient pre-rinse spray valve. This dishwashing valve is more forceful and precise in removing particles from dishware, and could reduce water use by up to 300 gallons a day! If you own or manage a restaurant, nursing home, care facility, hospital, retail establishment, or other business with a pre-rinse wash station, and are a St. Petersburg water customer, you can obtain more information by calling 551-3177 and leaving your contact information.
Water Conservation Publications
Water Wise e-Splash Newsletter
Stay up-to-date on public presentations, water conservation programs, watering restrictions, and educational and outreach events covering topics related to environmental protection practices. Click to subscribe!
Drought Tolerant Ground Covers for Your Landscape
Brought to you by the St. Petersburg water conservation office to assist consumers wanting to minimize lawn areas to where it is actually needed. If you wish to reduce the work, chemicals, and expense necessary to maintain an attractive and healthy lawn, you should consider replacement with other low-growing ground covers.
This Drought Tolerant Ground Covers brochure contains color photos and growing tips for twelve (12) native and non-native plants, plant installation steps, and other information. For more information, view the Ground Covers Video.
Public Presentations & Workshops
Specialists are available to speak with community associations and groups on topics that include indoor and outdoor water conservation, leak detection, reclaimed water use, micro-irrigation, sprinkler system self-checkups, and Florida-Friendly Landscaping™.
To schedule a presentation, call 727-892-5688 or email WaterDept@stpete.org