Treat Your Irrigation System To A House Call
Free Irrigation Efficiency Program Available To Customers
The out-of-sight convenience of automatic in-ground irrigation systems can mean efficient system operation is out-of-mind. Inefficient irrigation may result in customers using, and paying, for more water than their landscape actually needs.
Qualifying customers can request a free on-site visit from an irrigation specialist to assist them in understanding the operation of their irrigation system and improving its efficiency. Tampa Water Department’s Sensible Sprinkling Irrigation Efficiency Evaluation Program is open to single-family, multi-family and commercial customers with in-ground irrigation systems using potable water provided by the City of Tampa.
More information on Tampa’s Sensible Sprinkling Program, including a link to request an evaluation, is available online at www.tampagov.net/SensibleSprinkling. A video segment about the program is also available on the City of Tampa’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/user/CityofTampa.
Evaluation requests are being accepted through July 29, 2011, on a first available basis as funding remains available.
Time Running Out To Enter Community Water-Wise Awards
The regional Community Water-Wise Awards is accepting entries until June 30. There are categories for residential and commercial properties, along with builders, schools and government sites. We encourage Tampa residents, homeowners and businesses to participate in this competition and show off their landscapes that exhibit Florida-friendly plants, prevent stormwater runoff, and have efficient irrigation.
See pictures of winning landscapes and more information on entering the 2011 Community Water-Wise Awards, including a link to the online application, at www.TampaGov.net/SaveWater. To receive an application by mail, contact us at (813) 274-8121.