Water Conservation and Efficiency

As you would expect, Tampa Bay Water is deeply committed to efficiency in the region’s vital water supply. We research, plan and coordinate water efficiency efforts for the Tampa Bay Region.

Tampa Bay Water’s efficiency efforts focus on protecting the amount of water available for drinking, bathing and living. We do this by:

  • Reviewing new products, technologies and services designed to save water
  • Identifying best practices in water efficiency
  • Distributing the latest information on water demand and conservation through our member governments of Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties, and the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa
  • Encouraging our member governments to implement best-practice recommendations

Our Water Conservation & Efficiency Efforts

Tampa Bay Water’s water-efficiency efforts help our member governments to: Educate water users on best practices through educational materials, tips, check lists and guidelines; Create incentive and rebate programs on specific water-saving products such as energy- and water-efficient appliances; and sustain the region’s quality of life and environment.


Everyone has a role to play in conserving our drinking water resources. To help our region conserve water, Tampa Bay Water is partnering with our member governments and the Southwest Florida Water Management District on Tampa Bay Water Wise, a regional water conservation program that offers rebates to residents, commercial property owners, contractors and builders who take proactive steps to reduce water use and demand on the region’s water supply. It’s never been easier to conserve water and save money in the process.

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Water Conservation for Residents

Much of the water used at home actually goes into the yard. In fact, during certain times of the year in the Tampa Bay region, nearly 50 percent of water use can be attributed to lawn...

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Water Conservation for Businesses

Commercial, industrial and institutional buildings consume nearly 20 percent of the drinking water in the U.S. Cutting back on commercial use by a mere 10 percent could save more..

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Water Saving Tips

Indoor and outdoor water conservation tips - irrigation, landscaping, fixtures, appliances and more!

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Water Restrictions

Water restrictions are in effect year-round in the region. To make sure you're watering correctly...

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Tampa Bay Community Water Wise Awards

The Tampa Bay Community Water Wise Awards program recognizes individuals and businesses that are committed to conserving our water resources and protecting the environment by using the best in attractive, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ as well as irrigation systems or techniques that minimize water waste. Winning landscapes represent the beauty and resiliency of our natural environment.

You're on the right path. But is your landscape a winner? If you have an attractive, water-thrifty landscape, enter the Tampa Bay Community Water Wise Awards by June 30 at Awards.TampaBayWaterWise.org