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Florida Water StarSM Consumers

What does Florida Water StarSM mean for me?

  • Saves money by reducing water use
  • Reducing water use reduces energy costs
  • Less landscape maintenance
  • Increases resale or leasing value

What’s in the Florida Water StarSM criteria?

Florida Water StarSM criteria focus on three main areas: landscapes, irrigation and indoor.

Landscape criteria encourage landscapes that have a relatively low-water requirement. The criteria include:

  • Preserving existing landscapes
  • Following the “right plant, right place” principle
  • Reducing the amount of landscaping that requires high-volume irrigation
  • Planting trees that will, at maturity, significantly shade the landscape

Irrigation criteria are designed for optimum efficiency and correct scheduling. The criteria include:

  • Limiting the total area that requires high-volume irrigation
  • Using micro-irrigation in plant beds
  • Installing materials that can increase system efficiency
  • Rewarding the use of alternative water supplies, such as rainfall harvesting

Indoor criteria improve water conservation through the use of highly efficient appliances and fixtures. The criteria include:

  • Incorporating highly efficient bathroom fixtures, such as WaterSense-labeled toilets, showerheads and faucets
  • Installing water-efficient appliances
  • Encouraging the use of innovative water-efficient technologies

Contact us for more information.


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1-800-423-1476 (FL only) or (352) 796-7211

Robin Grantham
Program Coordinator
ext. 4779

 
 
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