Water Conservation

In an effort to help alleviate the growing demand of the Florida Aquifer, the
City of Oviedo employs a full-time Water Conservation Coordinator. This
position along with the City Council and City Staff is partnering with residents,
commercial customers, St. Johns River Water Management District and other utilities
to create “Water Stewards”. This is accomplished in the following ways:
 
Water Restrictions: Following SJRWMD new rule change to State Statue Rule 40C-2
F.A.C. effective November 1, 2009, irrigation is only allowed on one day a week
during the winter months and two days a week during the summer months. The City
passed Ordinance No. 1477 on November 16, 2009 to enforce Rule 40C-2 F.A.C. For more information on the watering schedule, click here.

Implementation of the award winning H2Oviedo Incentive program:  In 2009, the City receiveed the William A. Schwartz award for Innovation. There were 36
homes participating in 2009. Those homes saved 1.8 million gallons of water. That
is a 40% savings per household. 
 
New standards for New Construction: City Ordinance No. 1428 was passed on
January 22, 2008. This ordinance reenforces the City's strive for new residential
and commercial projects to be more Florida Friendly in using “Water Wise” Landscaping
practices. Along with other changes the City is on its way to becoming the leader in
water conservation.
 
Reclaim:  As the City strives to save potable water, City Council passed Ordinance
#1479 on January 4, 2010. This ordinance allows irrigation watering three (3) days a week year round. The schedule applies to reclaim customers only.

Education:  Throughout the year staff attends many community events by providing a
booth with handouts and water saving materials (Taste of Oviedo, Great Day in the
Country, Seminole County Schools Teach In, Earth Day, Splash into Science, Arbor Day,
HOA and other social groups). Please call to make an appointment for staff to present
at your next function.
 
Water Saving Tips: For questions or inquires of high water bills, water restriction violations, and water saving fixtures, please contact Jay Stainer, Water Conservation Coordinator, at jstainer@cityofoviedo.net or (407) 971-5691. 
 
For more information: Please use the side bar located on the top left of this article.  Under Utilities, click on Water Conservation.

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