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Water Conservation and Irrigation

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Conserving the use of water is one of the Town of Longboat Key's top priorities. Water conservation is promoted through a series of programs.

  • A tiered rate system encourages efficient water use. Water usage rates can be found under Utility Billing.
  • Water conservation information and kits can be obtained at the Public Works Department.
  • Irrigation is limited to promote healthy lawns and efficient watering habits.
  • Efficient landscaping and fertilizer use are regulated through Town Ordinance. Guidelines on the acceptable use of fertilizers are provided in the Fertilizer and Landscape Ordinance Brochure.

The Town of Longboat Key currently allows watering one day per week regardless of the source water (potable or well).

Addresses ending in odd numbers or letters A-M may occur only on Sundays. Addresses ending in even numbers or letters N-Z may occur only on Tuesdays. Irrigation may only take place during the hours of 12:01am to 10:00am or from 4:00pm to 12:00am; per Resolution 2001-12.

Information on water conservation, efficient irrigation practices, and water efficient landscaping is the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Learn more about conservation at Water Use It Wisely, 100 Plus Ways to Conserve Water.

Water Facts

Did you know?

  • A shower uses 4 gallons/minute
  • A bath uses 40 gallons
  • Toilets use 5 gallons/flush
  • Faucets use 3 gallons/minute
  • Laundry uses 55 gallons/load
  • Dishwashers use 15 gallons/load
  • Hand washing dishes uses 3 gallons/minute

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