Outdoor Water Conservation

​​Save Water with Native and Florida-Friendly Plants

​It takes 991 gallons of water to irrigate your typical residential lot* - every time you turn on your irrigation system. 
*Source: How Much Water Am I using to Irrigate My Yard? If you have a large turfgrass area you will use 32,000 gallons of water per year to irrigate every 1,000 square feet of turf.  

​We can save our water and money - reduce your turfgrass areas and use native and Florida-friendly plants. Plant and mulch a landscape bed using drought-tolerant plants. When established, your landscaped areas won't need supplemental irrigation.

Water Efficiently for Home Landscapes


WaterWise: South Florida Landscapes - Plant Guide (pdf 3.92 MB); this resource shows watering needs for each species.

​​​​​NatureScape Irrigation Service & Residential Irrigation Rebates

The NatureScape Irrigation Service (NIS) provides expert advise and state-of-the-art technology for our municipal partners and residents.* Services include on-site system evaluations, comprehensive reports and recommendations that improve overall efficiency -  saving water,  reducing run-off of pollutants and keeping canals and water bodies clean in our urban areas.
*Limited to WWS customers

Qualifying homeowners in partner areas can apply for rebates on weather-based, highly efficient system components that will save thousands of gallons (and dollars.)

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Residential Irrigation Best Practices

  • Observe the mandatory Irrigation Restrictions and use your irrigation system only when needed on your allowed days.  

  • Cap off sprinkler heads that are watering mature established trees or shrubs.

  • Test your system - run each zone once a month to check for geysers, other visible breaks, or clogged/blocked heads.

  • Use the same brand and model sprinkler head in each zone (otherwise your distribution of water may be uneven, requiring additional watering time.)

  • ​​​​​Have a functioning rain shut-off device and replace if it is more than 3 years old (the cork inserts are ineffective after just a few years; a new device is about $30 at most hardware stores.)

  • Speak to an irrigation professional about upgrading your irrigation system to include a soil moisture or evapotranspiration (ET) sensor (these are superior and last much longer than rain sensors, but cost a bit more.)​   

 ​For more information, contact NIS staff at 954-519-1273 or 954-519-1258.​​​