PALATKA, Fla., Dec. 12, 2017 — While November brought above-average rainfall to counties across the northern and southern coast of the St. Johns River Water Management District’s 18-county service area, central Florida saw less rain than usual. A full report outlining hydrological conditions was presented at the district’s December Governing Board meeting.
“While we continue to see some rain, during winter, weekly irrigation isn’t always needed,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “This winter, we’d like to encourage homeowners to skip a week of irrigation. By skipping every other week of watering this season, homeowners in north and east-central Florida could help save more than 1 billion gallons of water.”
More information about the district’s hydrological conditions can be found online at www.sjrwmd.com. To learn more about landscape irrigation and skipping a week of watering during winter, visit sjrwmd.com/SkipAWeek.