Utility Services

Tap Talk: Drop 1. Water Conservation and Water Use

Understanding Water Conservation & Water Use

The Florida State Legislature designated April as Water Conservation Month because April is in the dry season, typically the time when water needs are most acute and temperatures begin to climb.  Although Florida receives an average of 52 inches of rainfall per year, 60 percent of that annual rainfall is from June through September. 

This spring, use these easy tips to save water both inside and outside your home and help preserve one of our most precious resources.


  • Run full loads in your dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Install high-efficiency showerheads, faucets and toilets.
  • Periodically, check your toilets for leaks. 


  • Check hoses, connectors and faucets for leaks each month.
  • Check your irrigation system for leaks/breaks and look for soft spots around your yard, which indicate broken sprinkler heads.
  • Know how long your irrigation system is set to run to ensure you are not overwatering

As we continue to navigate this dry period together, we ask our customers to be mindful of their water use and help in our water conservation efforts. Learn more from Utility Services Director, Chris Helfrich by watching the video above and visit our Water Conservation page.

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