Tampa Bay Water Proclaims April as Water Conservation Month
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors today proclaimed April as Water Conservation Month. The agency, along with its members, water management districts and local businesses join in this effort each year. This annual proclamation emphasizes the need to conserve water during Florida’s typical spring dry season.
The highest potential for water savings is in the spring as Florida’s temperatures increase in April, May and early June while the state’s rainfall is low. This leads many residents and businesses to use more water on their landscapes.
Some tips to save water outdoors this spring are:
- Only water on designated days – find your day here.
- Skip watering a landscape if it’s raining, just rained or rain chances are high or if your landscape doesn’t need the water.
- Make sure your irrigation timers are set according to watering restrictions.
- Check with your county’s UF IFAS Extension office for help with Florida-Friendly Landscaping™
For more tips on how to save water during water conservation month, please click here.
About Tampa Bay Water
Tampa Bay Water is the largest wholesale water supplier in Florida, providing high-quality drinking water to its members, who in turn, supply water to more than 2.4 million residents of the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay Water member governments include the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa, and the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas. For more information, please visit www.tampabaywater.org.