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Reduce Water Use

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Lower Your Water Bill, Reduce Your Water Footprint

Here are a few tips to reduce water use while keeping your lawn healthy:

  • Water less frequently and for a longer duration. This will help establish a deeper root system and helps your lawn become more drought tolerant. Once you’ve watered, hold off watering again until it shows one or more of the signs of wilt.

  • Check that your rain sensor is working properly. Rain sensors are designed to interrupt the automatic irrigation of your lawn when a rain event happens.

  • Reduce your turf grass area. Grass is your yard's biggest water user and Alachua County’s Turf SWAP program offers up to $2,000 in rebates to help reduce it!  Visit MyYardOurWater or contact Hgreer@AlachuaCounty.us for more information.

  • Turn off irrigation zones with established trees and shrubs. Most shrubs can make it on rainfall alone once roots have established.  

Follow these links to find more tips & programs to reduce your water use:

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