April Water Conservation

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April Water Conservation

Temperatures are rising here, in Florida, meaning it’s time to turn your irrigation system ON. Warm and dry weather is predicted. Citrus County Utilities recommends adjusting your irrigation schedule to water once per week. This is not applicable to those with an irrigation system with water sensing technology, this will automatically adjust water usage with no effort to the homeowner.

Citrus County Utilities, Water Conservation department recommends the following:

April – November: One scheduled irrigation of 1/2” to 3/4” each week.  1/2” of irrigation is about 30 minutes per rotor head zone and 15 minutes per spray head zone.  Irrigation may occur from 12 AM to 10 AM or 4:00 PM to 11:59 PM, not both, based on the last digit of your address as follows:

  • 0 or 1 — Monday
  • 2 or 3 — Tuesday
  • 4 or 5 — Wednesday
  • 6 or 7 — Thursday

  • 8 or 9 and locations with a mix of addresses or no address – Friday

This is a great time to spruce up the irrigation system.  The utility offers a free one-time checkup and training. This is what we will review:

  • Using the meter to check for leaks
  • Scheduling the irrigation controller
  • Zone-by-zone efficiency review
  • Testing rain sensor
  • Seasonal water needs
  • And… we can answer most any landscape or irrigation question!

Call (352) 527-7669 to schedule an appointment.

April is Water Conservation Month


“Water conservation allows the utility to maintain its current water distribution levels to supply a growing population for a longer period of time.  One hundred percent of the County’s drinking water is withdrawn from the Floridan Aquifer.  That includes both private wells and public utilities. The aquifer is the least expensive source of water.  However, there are limits to the amount of water that can be pulled from the aquifer without causing harm.  Once that limit is reached, more costly sources of water will need to be developed.  Those alternative water supplies may be desalination, the most expensive, surface water withdrawals or maybe even direct reuse that is currently being developed in some southern Florida counties.  This water conservation month, consider how you can conserve water for our future.”

Make Sure You’re Up to Date

Citrus County Utilities also encourages residents to update their contact information. This is important in an event where they would need to reach you due to a situation such as, an excessive increase in water usage or a possible leak. These things are to be handled as soon as possible, so the Utilities require up-to-date contact info. Those who need to do so can contact the office by phone, (352) 527-7650, or send an email to waterresources@citrusbocc.com with your account number, phone number, and mail address.

Along with conserving water, rebates are available to Citrus County residents in an effort to save them money. Save $50 on a rain sensor replacement, and up to $100 on a water sense labeled toilet as well as water sense labeled irrigation controller.  Submit applications to: https://citruswater.wufoo.com/forms/rebate-application-2022/.

Questions, call (352) 527-7669.

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