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Conservation Resources

Water Watch Info Line: 727-892-5300

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

If you have questions about the Water Resources Department and its programs, or would like literature on water conservation, please email or call us at 727-893-7261.

Speakers for Programs 

To obtain a speaker for a community organization call 727-893-7261 or email

Partners in Water Conservation 

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) is responsible for water resource management in west-central Florida. 

Tampa Bay Water is the region's drinking water supplier. 

If your water bill comes from Pinellas County, you can find information on available publications, and rebate and giveaway programs by visiting Pinellas County Utilities or by calling 727-464-4000. 

Water Conserving, Environmentally-Friendly Landscapes 

The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is designed to assist and guide residents to conserve water in the landscape and make positive changes in the environmental quality of their yards, neighborhoods, and surrounding waterways. It is a hands-on community outreach program that teaches and implements the principles of Environmental Landscape Management. To learn more call 727-453-6524 or visit Pinellas County FFL.

To obtain horticultural information specific to Pinellas County and answers to plant questions, contact the Pinellas County Extension office by calling 727-582-2110 or visiting Horticulture at Pinellas County Extension Service.

The Community Water-Wise Awards Program recognizes individuals and businesses that are committed to conserving our water resources and protecting the environment by using Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles, as well as water wise irrigation techniques. Visit Tampa Bay Water Wise.

The local chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society promotes the preservation, conservation, and restoration of native plants and native plant communities of Florida through public education. Find more information, visit the Pinellas Chapter Website

Learn How to Be Floridian! This fun-loving group never fertilizes in the summer because fertilizing in the rainy season pollutes our beautiful bays, lakes and the Gulf of Mexico. Join us by learning how to use fertilizer properly and only when necessary to protect the bays, oceans, and rivers that make living in Florida fun! Sponsored by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, for all gardening fans who celebrate the uniqueness and diversity of Florida! 

Youth and Educator Resources  

Do you have questions about water and the important role it plays in our lives? Are you interested in learning more about water and your environment?

The following sites have information and activities to help you as you explore your world:

Learn about the water cycle and how plants use water from Driplet, St. Petersburg's water conservation mascot.

Learn about water's role in the food you eat with DripletYou will be surprised!

U.S. EPA Drinking Water Education

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Education

Water Matters - Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)

U.S. Geological Survey's Water Science School

Pinellas County 4-H

PBS Kids

Water Use Calculators

Conserve water with Aqua 

Get Outdoors!

Gardening for Kids - University of Florida

Aggie Horticulture for Kids - Texas A&M University

National Arbor Day Foundation

Florida Bug Club - University of Florida

Gardening for Children - National Gardening Association

National Wildlife Federation

Educator Resources

Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) Water Education


Bridge Marine Education Resources - Sponsored by NOAA Sea Grant and the National Marine Educators Association

WaterSense Program - EPA

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