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Water Conservation Support

Education and incentives can help residents build healthy water use habits. St. Petersburg’s Water Conservation Program assists customers with their conservation efforts by providing information, publications, incentive programs, presentations, and giveaway items to help residents understand and reduce their water consumption. Workshops will be added as they become available. Check this site or subscribe to the Water Wise eSplash below for updates. 

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Virtual Workshops

Rainwater Guardian Workshop

Do you know that you could collect 300 gallons of water from 1,000 square feet of roof during a 1/2” rain? Do you want to collect and use rainwater but are not sure how?

Become a Rainwater Guardian by joining your neighbors to learn about:

  • Reducing your use of drinking water outside

  • How rainwater harvesting helps protect local waterways and the environment

  • Rain barrel setup, use and maintenance

  • Creating shallow rain gardens that are attractive and functional

This virtual class is FREE. Pre-registration is required. The opportunity to register for a FREE rain barrel will be offered at a later date to eligible St. Pete utility customers who fully attended this class. All times are EDT.

Tuesday, August 27th from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
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Thursday, September 26th from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Saturday, October 12th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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Getting to Know Your Sprinkler System

Did you move into a home with a sprinkler system, but have no idea how well it works? You are not alone. Join us to learn about the basics.

If you have "inherited" a sprinkler system but aren't sure how to operate and maintain it properly, this is your class! Learn the different components of sprinkler systems and how they work together.

Are all areas of your lawn and landscape being watered uniformly? Is the timer set to run according to existing mandatory watering restrictions? Discover ways to make sure your sprinkler system is running correctly and applying water efficiently.

Saturday, September 14th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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Water Wise Living - Do’s, Don’ts and How To’s

Is your family ready to replace water-wasting habits with more water-wise ones? Are you sure that there isn’t more that can be done to save water and protect our environment? For example, what simple practice could help you prevent wasting up to 6,000 gallons of water each month? Join fellow citizens to learn some important water-wise practices you may not know about. Class includes instructions for employing water saving habits and technologies into your family’s everyday life.

Wednesday, August 7th from 12 to 12:45 p.m.
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Conquering Landscape Challenges

Did you inherit a Florida yard with issues? Are parts of your landscape maturing or not meeting your needs any longer? Having problems with runoff and flooding? Or, has an unsuccessful landscape crept in to cause problems? You can create an attractive, functional yard through an orderly process that includes analyzing your site and situation, then planning your solution utilizing some key resources. Join the horticulturist from St. Petersburg’s water conservation office to view some common issues faced by customers with outdated landscapes and learn some methods to overcome those challenges.

Saturday, July 27th, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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How to Be a Smart Irrigator

Do you know how much water you use each time you run your sprinkler system? Did you know that if you still use drinking water for your sprinkler system, up to 40% of your monthly utility bill is for watering plants and turfgrass? Which actions will help you save water and money?

Attain a better understanding of the use of soil moisture sensors and evapotranspiration controllers. These types of smart irrigation technology allow watering only when the plants and lawn need it, when they are installed, calibrated, and operated properly. Find out how to receive a free installation of these technologies by applying for the Tampa Bay Water Wise Program.

Friday, Oct. 18th 12 to 1 p.m.
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Water-Saving Tips

Find indoor and outdoor water-saving tips in the Good Neighbor Guide to Water Conservation below.

Good Neighbor Guide to Water Conservation 

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 3rd Ave. N., Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Partners in Water Conservation 

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) is responsible for water resource management in west-central Florida and Tampa Bay Water is the region's drinking water supply. 

Residents with a water bill that comes from Pinellas County can find information on available publications and rebate and giveaway programs by visiting Pinellas County Utilities or by calling 727-464-4000. 

Personal Water Use Calculator

Understanding how much water each of us uses and where it is used is the first step in beginning to conserve this precious resource. A simple household water checklist will allow residents to understand their consumption, both indoors and outdoors. After calculating personal water use patterns, residents can begin to conserve in ways that work best for their lifestyle.

Speakers for Programs 

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.

Water Conserving, Environmentally-Friendly Landscapes

Water Watch Info Line: 727-892-5300

This is an automated phone line with information on current watering restrictions. Residents who wish to report a suspected violation of the current watering restrictions may leave an address and detailed information.