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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


Collecting rainwater is an excellent way to save resources. With ½” of rainfall, you can collect 300 gallons of water from 1,000 square feet of roof. Attend a Rainwater Guardian Workshop to learn about:

  • Reducing the use of potable (drinking) water for lawn and garden irrigation
  • 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

Workshops are free and pre-registration is required for attendance. Register for an upcoming workshop below to reserve a spot. Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances. St. Petersburg utility customers may receive a free rain barrel at a later date upon completion of a Rainwater Guardian Workshop. 


Thursday, June 15, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Saturday, July 15, 2023 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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Wednesday, August 2, 2023 from 6 to 8 p.m.
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Saturday, September 16, 2023 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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Friday, July 28, 2023 from 12 to 12:45 p.m.
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Learn how small actions could lead to big changes in your family’s water use and how the City can help you. Do you know what simple action might save you up to 200 gallons of water a day? If you use drinking water for your sprinkler system, what percentage of your monthly bill goes to watering your lawn and landscape?

Would you like the answers to these questions and other solutions to reduce your monthly water use? Educators with St. Petersburg’s water conservation office will provide water wise tips, resources and information about current programs designed to help customers meet our shared goal – saving water.


Saturday, August 12, 2023 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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Are you looking to change an area of your landscape or fix a problem while improving the look of your yard? Is it time to reduce the amount of work you put into lawn and landscape maintenance?

This interactive class by St. Petersburg’s water conservation coordinator is designed to inspire you to make positive changes in your yard. It will introduce and demonstrate concepts for creating a water efficient, low maintenance and attractive landscape that meets your family's needs. Learn some landscaping tips and available resources while moving through the planning process.


Tuesday, September 26, 2023 from 12 to 12:45 p.m.
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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.

Additional workshops will be added as they become available. Check this site for updates. 

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

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.