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Tampa Water Department Providing Free Irrigation Efficiency Evaluations And Rain Sensor Installation

The Tampa Water Department is helping consumers celebrate Earth Day by offering a free opportunity to help reduce landscape water use. Outdoor water use, especially irrigation, can account for approximately 50 percent of total water use at a home or business. A limited number of free Sensible Sprinkling Irrigation Efficiency Evaluations are now available to qualifying single-family, multi-family and commercial customers using city water for irrigation.

During the evaluation, a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor will review the consumer's irrigation system for proper zoning, walk through an irrigation zone with the consumer to identify inefficiencies such as misaligned heads, coverage problems, overspray issues and provide water usage recommendations. The Auditor will also test the existing rain sensor or, if one is not present, install a new sensor.

Evaluations are only available for City of Tampa Water Department consumers with operational in-ground irrigation systems using City-provided potable water. At residential properties, the account holder requesting the evaluation must also be the property owner.

Evaluation requests are being accepted through July 29, 2011, on a first available basis as funding remains available. Visit www.TampaGov.net/SensibleSprinkling for additional program information and a link to request an evaluation.

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Tampa Water Department serves a 211-square mile area with a service population of approximately 560,000 people. The Tampa Water Department’s mission is to provide superior drinking water and reclaimed water services to its customers.