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Hillsborough County Extension seeks participants in soil moisture study

Save Money Conserve Water Grow a Healthier Lawn

Soil moisture sensor study needs participants. Do you qualify?

Do you ever see a sprinkler watering a lawn when it's raining out, and think: what a waste of water? Well, it is. That's why Hillsborough County Extension Service is calling for residents and businesses to participate in a soil moisture sensor study. Qualified participants will receive a free soil moisture sensor or rain sensor with installation, a value of more than $150. Either device could save you money on your water bill, conserve precious potable water, and help you get a healthier lawn.

If you're tired of seeing your cash go down the drain to keep your lawn looking lush, see if you qualify to participate in the study.

  • Are you a Hillsborough County water customer?
  • Are you a business or homeowner south of State Road 60?
  • Do you have an automatic in-ground irrigation system?
  • Do you use potable water for landscape irrigation?
  • Does your water usage exceed 15,000 gallons a month?

If you answered "yes" to these questions, call (813) 744-5519, ext. 54142, or email StaplesP@HCFLGov.net to learn how you can be part of the UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County Soil Moisture Sensor study.

The Soil Moisture Sensor study is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Southwest Florida Water Management District and Hillsborough County Public Utilities. It is conducted by the UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County.