Take the pledge to save water!

Water makes Florida the fantastic place that it is to live. Although it may seem like water is abundant because of our subtropical climate, numerous lakes, freshwater springs and wetlands, it is a resource that needs to be managed carefully. With increasing population in Florida there is a growing need to conserve water. Balancing the needs of people and our natural systems is at the core of the work of the St. Johns River Water Management District. Outdoor irrigation accounts for 50–60% of home water use when there is an irrigation system; frequently these systems are overirrigating. 

If you have and irrigation system, we ask you to join in our pledge to Water Less and love you landscape. We will send your pledge actions to you in email as a reminder and share helpful tips to maximize your savings.

I pledge to:

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* 1. Check functionality of rainfall shut-off device (rain sensor) and replace if faulty.

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* 2. Preform monthly irrigation system checkup and repair any leaks or broken sprinkler heads.

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* 3. Check your irrigation timer and ensure it is programed correctly to follow the District’s irrigation restrictions, two days a week or less in Daylight Saving Time and one day a week or less in Eastern Standard Time, before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. saving on water loss in the hottest part of the day.

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* 4. Install a rain gauge and irrigate only when needed.

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* 5. Adjust my sprinklers quarterly to avoid over-spray onto sidewalks, driveways and paved areas.

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