One of the best water-wise investments a facility owner can make is in a well-designed, properly functioning irrigation system.
Recognizing the vital role that proper irrigation plays in water efficiency, several state agencies have joined forces with the Florida Nurserymen and Growers Association and Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects to create Landscape Irrigation and Florida Friendly Design Standards. This describes best practices that emphasize low-impact landscape design and irrigation, such as incorporating existing, native trees and vegetation into the landscape.
Here are several tips on how businesses can increase water efficiency outdoors:
Local governments are required to incorporate these standards into their landscape irrigation and water-friendly ordinances. Check local ordinances before developing or renovating a site.