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Water Conservation

Welcome! In St. Petersburg every resident, visitor, and business plays a role in conserving our precious water resources. St. Petersburg’s Water Conservation Program assists customers with their efforts by providing publications, incentive programs, presentations, and giveaway items.

Since 1986, potable water use has fallen from forty-one (41) to approximately twenty-eight (28) million gallons per day – about a 32% Reduction!

Please utilize the links to the left to learn more about water conservation in St. Pete!


NEW BROCHURE!  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 this Ground Covers Video.


Sensible Sprinkling Program - Available to all Residential, Multi-family and Commercial water customers   

This Program offers a FREE CHECK-UP to water customers with working in-ground sprinkler systems using potable, reclaimed, or well water. Participants may apply to receive, at no charge, a sprinkler system evaluation with site-specific recommendations, a diagram of the sprinkler layout, installation of a rain sensor if one is not present, water conservation information, and an automatic shut-off hose nozzle by submitting a Sensible Sprinkling application. Call 551-3177 for more information.


TWICE A WEEK WATERING RESTRICTIONS­ ARE IN EFFECT 

St. Petersburg is in a water caution area as defined by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and is committed to water conservation. Year-round water conservation restrictions are in effect, and enforced.


Are You & Your Family Water-Wise?

Even simple, inexpensive changes, such as altering water use habits, can make a difference! In the example below, more than 8,000 gallons a year can be saved per person! 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™. 

Household Water Use and Potential Savings 
(gallons per person per day)

Results of Residential End Use Study, Water Wiser 1999.  

Water Use

Without Conservation

With Conservation

Savings

Toilets

20.1

9.6

10.5

Showers

12.6

10.0

2.6

Baths

1.2

1.2

0

Faucets

11.1

10.8

0.3

Clothes Washers

15.1

10.6

4.5

Dishwashers

1.0

1.0

0

Leaks

10.0

5.0

5

Other Indoor Uses

1.5

1.5

0

Indoor Total 

72.6

49.7

22.9

 

City of St. Petersburg
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

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