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April 2014 SJRWMD Update

District offers water-saving tips for Water Conservation Month

PALATKA, Fla., April 1, 2014 -- April is Water Conservation Month in Florida, and the St. Johns River Water Management District is joining dozens of agencies and local governments to promote the importance of water conservation.

April has been formally recognized as Water Conservation Month in Florida for the past 16 years, as April is typically a dry month when water demands are higher due to springtime planting.

Lawn and landscape irrigation accounts for more than half of all residential water use. Districtwide lawn watering rules are designed to ensure the efficient use of water for landscape irrigation and specify the days when residents and businesses may water. These days depend on whether the property has an odd or even numbered address.

Irrigate lawns and landscapes up to two days a week, before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m., from March to November, and up to one day a week during the cooler months of Eastern Standard Time.

Watering wisely year-round promotes healthier lawns and landscapes and can save thousands of gallons of water per month, as well as save homeowners money. Overwatering a lawn can promote weeds and insect pests, as well as weakened grass roots. Watch the weather -- if it looks like it is going to rain, don't water your lawn.

Outdoor conservation tips include:

Other indoor tips include:

Visit for more tips on how to conserve water.

Ed. Note

I did not receive an input from Ed this month but I thought the above article from the SJRWMD website should be of interest to our readers.  Note though that localities have differing rules so you should know what your city or county prescribes as well.   Don