If you are a city water customer, you may be eligible for a free landscape and irrigation system evaluation to help you conserve water. The cities of Lakeland, Winter Haven, Haines City, Auburndale, and Polk City are offering the free evaluation in conjunction with the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Polk County Utilities. [emember_protected custom_msg=”Click here and register now to read the rest of the article!”]
Customers who use reclaimed or drinking water to irrigate, and who run an in-ground irrigation system with a timer, can receive the free evaluation.
Program participants receive a complete irrigation system evaluation, along with a recommendation about how to improve their system so it will work more efficiently. Also included is installation of a rain sensor, if one does not exist or is not operating properly, and a conservation kit with an automatic shutoff watering nozzle.
Conservation not only lowers your utility bills, it helps preserve our future. So you may want to seriously consider letting them help you. You can learn more by calling your water utility, calling (863) 298-4100 or emailing JacquelineHollister@polk-county.net.
Whether you are eligible or not, you may find some helpful tips about how to save water indoors and out by visiting http://www.polk-county.net/wconserv.
column by EVAN QUINN
BIO: Evan Quinn is a native Floridian who went to Winter Haven High School. While growing up, he learned hard work and customer service from his labor on the family’s poultry operation. He has operated Quinn and Company Land Services, Citrus Nursery Management, and Central Florida Pest Management for the past 11 years.