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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!




The following programs are available to all of St. Petersburg’s Residential, Multi-family and Commercial water customers.


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

 















Watering Restrictions

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 

­TWICE A WEEK WATERING RESTRICTIONS­

Please note, the following restrictions on outdoor water use are for St. Petersburg water customers located within city limits only. If you live outside city limits or receive your water bill from another entity, please check with your municipality, Pinellas County, or the SWFWMD for current water restrictions in your area.

Lawn and Landscape Water Use Rules

Watering with potable (city) water, water from private wells or private connections to surface water sources (lakes, ponds, etc.) is restricted according to property address number as follows:

- Addresses ending in an even number shall irrigate on Tuesday and Saturday only.

- Addresses ending in an odd number and locations with no address shall irrigate on Wednesday and Sunday only.

Even Address

Odd Address or No Address

Tuesday and Saturday ONLY

Wednesday and Sunday ONLY

- Irrigation is allowed from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and/or from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 
 
Learn more about Watering Restrictions.

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