With Florida’s rainy season providing Orlandoans so much free water (10 inches of rainfall in June alone), you could save money and a precious natural resource by relying on Mother Nature to help keep your lawn green this summer.

The St. Johns River Water Management District’s Water Less – “Watch the Weather, Wait to Water” campaign encourages Central Florida residents to use their lawn irrigation systems only when needed. With afternoon rainstorms a common occurrence over the summer, homeowners could dial back on the amount of time they run their sprinklers or water their lawns just one day a week instead of two. Your lawn, by the way, needs only 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week, so using a rain gauge will help you better manage your irrigation schedule. Click here for SJRWMD irrigation tips that will show you how to conserve water.

OUC – The Reliable One is also here to help our customers save water. Our conservation specialists will check customers’ irrigation timer settings, review consumption records for opportunities to conserve water and provide information on OUC programs and rebates. And our Efficiency Delivered program can provide residential customers assistance with the costs of installing a weather-based WaterSense® certified irrigation controller and making minor repairs to an irrigation system. To schedule a free audit, call 407.423.9018.