Water Conservation OCU Water Division

Water Wise Neighbor Program

A tailored program that walks the customer step-by-step through achieving maximum water savings for their home. 

Details

This program for new and existing single‐family residences provides Best Management Practices (BMPs) to help you become as water efficient as possible in the home. This voluntary program has three levels of participation.

  • Basic: Implement 80% of minimum BMPs that apply to your home and attend one Water Wise Neighbor class.

  • Advanced: Implement 90% of minimum BMPs that apply to your home and attend two Water Wise Neighbor classes.

  • Ambassador: Implement all of the minimum BMPs that apply to your home, attend five Water Wise Neighbor classes, and achieve at least 80 Ambassador criteria points. This level will be recognized by Orange County Utilities in a public forum.

Where & When

July 12 and 26, 5:30 PM
Orange County Utilities Administratin Building
9150 Curry Ford Road
Orlando, FL 32825

Have questions?
Email: Water.Wise@ocfl.net

Need more information?
Call: 407-254-9837

FAQs

Who can take advantage of this program?

All Orange County Utilities water customers are invited to participate in the program. In addition, new home builders that will be in our service area are invited to contact us to see how they can benefit.

When can I participate?

The Water Wise Neighbor Program runs year-round. Contact us to reserve space at an upcoming event.

Is there a cost to participate?

There is no cost to participate.

I don’t know much about water conservation. Will I feel overwhelmed?

No. This program was designed to walk you step-by-step through the process. It’s simple and practical.

What do I need to do to prepare for this program?

Nothing. This program is tailored to help you become as water-efficient as possible.

How long does it take to complete the whole program?

The customer determines the pace of the program for their property. It can be as little as two weeks or as long as you need to complete it.

Facts

Shortening your shower by one minute saves 500+ gallons a year.

A properly functioning rain sensor saves water.

Attend a rain barrel class to get a free rain barrel and learn how to harvest rainwater from your roof to supplement your landscaping irrigation.

Did you know that plants go dormant in the winter months? The mandatory watering restrictions limit your irrigation to once per week during Eastern Standard Time.

Use high-efficiency irrigation nozzles and reduce watering of driveways and sidewalks to save up to 30% of your irrigation usage.

Aerators on your faucets can help save up to four gallons per person per day. Turning the water off while brushing your teeth can save even more.

Reducing the amount of sod in your yard can greatly reduce the amount of irrigation needed. Attend a landscaping class that teaches you how to select water-saving plants.

Reducing the amount of lawn turf landscaping can have a dramatic impact on the amount of water needed to keep the landscaping healthy.

A high-efficiency toilet saves up to 4,000 gallons per year.

A low-flow showerhead can save thousands of gallons per year and conserve electricity too!

Learn about what we are doing to help our customers become more water conscious and things you can do to reduce your water use.

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