Tampa Bay Water’s board extended its commitment to reducing non-point source pollution and efficient water use by continuing funding for the Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough county Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) program. At its August meeting, the board approved $488,224 in total funding to support FFL in its efforts to promote wise irrigation practices and proper Florida landscape designs. Improving outdoor efficiency can yield far-reaching results.
The program emphasizes designing, installing and retrofitting existing landscapes and associated irrigation systems to more Florida-friendly landscapes, which leads to increases in water use efficiency and reduces pollution into surface and groundwater systems. Homeowners and the building community can achieve Florida-friendly lawns by implementing the nine Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Principles. These principles are:
To learn more about the Florida-Friendly Landscaping program, click here.