Environmental Services Division
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Public Services Department
Environmental Services Division
Public Services Department
300 West Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787
After 5pm - Monday through Friday
All Day - Saturdays & Sundays
Providing for our residents’ current water needs while planning ahead to meet projected needs is a top priority for the City.
To ensure the availability of this precious resource for future generations, the withdrawal of fresh water from our ecosystem cannot exceed its natural replacement rate. As Florida’s population continues to grow, it is increasingly vital that we take measures to conserve this life-sustaining natural resource.
This page provides residents with the knowledge and tools they need to use water effectively and efficiently in their everyday lives. Every drop counts and every person can make a difference!
News and Announcements
Every Drop Counts
More than 1 trillion gallons of water are wasted in U.S. homes each year from easy-to-fix leaks. That’s why the City is participating in Fix a Leak Week, the second week in March, and we encourage you to join us.
Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense® program as part of the We’re for Water campaign, this week is an opportunity to improve the water efficiency of your home by finding and fixing leaks. In the average home, household leaks waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year. That’s enough to wash nearly 10 months’ worth of laundry!
Grab a wrench or contact your favorite handy person, plumber, or WaterSense irrigation partner to address leaking toilets, faucets, showerheads, and irrigation systems around your home.
- Take the Fix a Leak Week pledge
- “Like” WaterSense on Facebook and follow WaterSense on Twitter for the latest tips and events.
- Visit the WaterSense website to learn more.
- Learn how to fix leaks around the home, click here.
April is Water Conservation Month!
The City of Winter Garden encourages everyone to take steps to conserve water year-round, but as we enter into Florida’s dry season, it is even more critical for us all to do our part to conserve. The Florida Legislature designated April as Water Conservation Month because April is in the dry season, when there is relatively little rainfall compared to the rest of the year. As we enter into Florida’s dry season, it is critical that the Winter Garden Community continues to conserve our water resources. Here are just a few ways to conserve water…click here.
Show off your super-saver techniques and pledge to protect our future water resources. Or, use #MyWaterPledge on social media to share how you conserve water indoors and out!
Drinking Water Week, First Week of May
The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the authoritative resource on safe water, kicks off Drinking Water Week on May 1, an annual celebration of our most precious natural resource. Learn how local schools are celebrating through the annual Drop Savers Poster Contest – click here
A safe, reliable water supply is critical to the success of any community. It creates jobs, attracts industry and investment, and provides for the health and welfare of citizens in ways ranging from disease prevention to fire suppression. For more than 35 years, the American Water Works Association and its members have celebrated Drinking Water Week – a unique opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together to recognize the vital role water plays in our daily lives.
In addition to conserving our water resources, it is vital that we protect water sources from contamination. For more information on what only tap water delivers, please visit http://www.drinktap.org/.
For the City’s most Current Water Quality Report, containing information about the quality of Winter Garden's water and the services provided by the Water Treatment Division, click here and go to “View Department Contact Info”.
July is Smart Irrigation Month
Smart Irrigation Month is a campaign to increase public awareness of the value of water-use efficiency during summer’s peak demand. Check rain sensors, controller settings, and spray heads. To learn more about Smart Irrigation Month, click here.
The City of Winter Garden encourages homeowners to be smart about their irrigation by taking a moment to tune up their irrigation systems and check their rain shut-off devices. To learn more, click here.
For more information about irrigation contractors, please visit the Florida Irrigation Society and Irrigation Association websites.
Florida Friendly Landscaping™ Program
All Winter Garden FFL programs are held at the Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 North Dillard Street, unless otherwise noted.
The Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program educates Floridians about science-based, environmentally friendly landscaping practices and encourages them to conserve and protect our water resources by applying Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Principles in their landscapes.
Florida-Friendly Landscaping is encouraged and protected under Florida Statute 373.185, to learn more click here. For FAQs about the statute, click here. To learn more about implementing Florida-Friendly Landscaping, contact the Orange County Yards & Neighborhoods (FYN) Program Assistant, click here.
November Florida Friendly Landscaping Workshops
“Basics of Square Foot Gardening”
Workshop is scheduled for November 10th at 6—7:30pm. All landscaping workshops are $5.00 per household and open to all Winter Garden residents and businesses. Workshops are held in Jessie Brock Community Center Building at 310 Dillard Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787. Registration is required so please sign up at www.gardenflorida.eventbrite.com or call 407-254-9200 for registration assistance. Please visit the water conservation webpage at www.cwgdn.com for more information about workshops, irrigation, water conservation tips, and more!
December Florida Friendly Landscaping Workshop
“Tomatoes: In Search of the Perfect Tomato”
Workshop is scheduled for December 8, from 6 to 7:30 pm. All landscaping workshops are $5.00 per household and open to all Winter Garden residents and businesses. Workshops are held in Jessie Brock Community Center Building at 310 Dillard Street, Winter Garden, FL 34787. Registration is required so please sign up at www.gardenflorida.eventbrite.com or call 407-254-9200 for registration assistance. Please visit the water conservation webpage at www.cwgdn.com for more information about workshops, irrigation, water conservation tips, and more!
Green Events and Activities
Water Conservation staff can provide irrigation evaluations, help with controller programming, and provide tips on landscaping practices & design to reduce water consumption. Please call 407.656.4111 ext 5193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Free Showerhead Exchange
The City is offering a free 1.5 gpm showerhead, plus other water-saving fixtures. Please click here for more information.
What Is Your Water Footprint? (by H2O Conserve)
The H2O Conserve Water Calculator is an interactive tool designed to help you figure out how much water you use, how you use it, and how you can use less. Click here to calculate your water footprint.
Irrigation Rules Summary
City of Winter Garden Irrigation Ordinance (09-11)
Alternatives to Irrigation Violation Fines
To report an irrigation violation, please call 407.654.2732 or email email@example.com.