Commit to Conserving Water Starting Today!
Water is a vital natural resource that affects the quality of our lives. The Plantation area receives its water from the Biscayne Aquifer, a water system that has experienced an impact from years of continued growth in Florida. Recent droughts and our normal dry season also affect our need to conserve water. These important issues require us to consider how we will provide water in the near and distant future.
The good news is the first, easiest, and least expensive way to provide for our water needs is through water conservation, with the goal of postponing or avoiding expensive alternative water supply technologies. If everyone commits to conserving water each day we can make a positive difference for our future!
Understanding your indoor and outdoor use of water and then striving to reduce your current water consumption will help provide water for future water needs. Click on the various links on this page to see how much water (and energy) you can save by comparing your current water consumption use to a reduced consumption when you install water-saving fixtures and appliances inside and outside your house or business.
So, commit to conserve water (and energy)! Also, encourage your relatives, neighbors and friends to conserve water too. Together we can achieve this increasingly important goal.
Plantation Joins the Broward Water Partnership Rebate Program
The City of Plantation is excited to join the Broward Water Partnership (BWP) in its campaign to educate residents and businesses about water conservation and our water resources. This five-year program, effective October 1, 2011, is available to qualifying residents and businesses who apply via the County’s Broward Water Partnership program, Conservationpays.com.
Through the Broward Water Partnership program Plantation residents and businesses may receive a rebate by replacing a pre-1994 toilet with a qualifying high-efficiency toilet (HET). The program opens each year on October 1st, but funding is limited each year. A completed application and reply from BWP are required first before receiving a rebate. Please read terms and conditions of the program regarding participation.
South Florida Water Management District Tips
The SFWMD continues to closely monitor water levels and urges residents and businesses to conserve water and follow landscape irrigation conservation measures in effect. Please read applicable lawn irrigation limits for our area printed below under Current Water Restrictions. Other water-saving tips are available at Savewaterfl.com.
For great tips and additional information, click the links below.
- South Florida Water Management
- SFWMD REDUCE YOUR USE No Excuse!
- Integrated Water Resource Plan
- Know the Flow
Current water restrictions
Lawn irrigation for all property sizes is allowed TWO days a week, on the following schedule:
- Residents and businesses with an ODD numbered street address (ending in 1, 3, 5, 7, 9): lawn watering is permitted on WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS from 12 a.m. to 10 a.m. and/or from 4 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
- Residents and businesses with an with an EVEN numbered street address (ending in 0, 2, 4, 6, 8), no street address, or who water both even and odd addresses within the same zones, including multi-family units and Homeowner Associations: lawn watering is permitted on THURSDAYS and SUNDAYS from 12:00 AM to 10:00 AM and/or from 4:00 PM. to 11:59 PM.
Residents should CHOOSE from ONE of TWO “watering windows” on their designated irrigation days. For the most efficient use of water, residents should AVOID irrigating during both time periods on the same day.
The SFWMD recommends the efficient use of water, which includes placing a maximum of about three-quarters of an inch to an inch of water once per week on lawns and accomplishing irrigation during the early morning hours when temperatures and wind speed are the lowest to reduce evaporation losses.
We strongly encourage residents to be mindful of their water use and be thoughtful of ways you can save water. If the residents and businesses of Plantation can permanently reduce our per capita water consumption, we may be able to significantly delay or eliminate altogether the need for costly alternative water supply projects. The most inexpensive alternative water supply project is CONSERVATION.
For billing questions, please call the Plantation Utilities Customer Service office at 954-797-2290.
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