Freshwater is a valuable and limited resource, so the City has established a number of programs over the past 10 years to help you conserve water where we use it most: toilets, sinks, showers, and irrigation.
Toilets account for ~27% of total indoor water use, so we have a toilet rebate program.
If you replace your older toilet with an EPA WaterSense toilet you can get up to a $100 rebate and your toilet replacement permit fee waived. Check if you're qualified at www.conservationpays.com.
Please make sure your application is approved before you replace/remove your toilet.Showers account for ~17% and faucets account for ~16% of total indoor water use, so we provide free low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators to residents.
We prioritize giving these to those who are facing water shut-offs or are having a hard time paying their bills, but if you request one we will do our best to accommodate.
Nationwide, landscape irrigation accounts for ~33% of all residential water use, so we incentivize native landscaping which requires less water.
We offer a $1 per square foot rebate to replace part of your grass lawn with a rain garden that requires less irrigation and can attract beautiful wildlife like butterflies and hummingbirds. Learn more about this rebate program at www.cohb.org/coral
For commercial properties, we partner with Broward County to carry out a limited number of free NatureScape irrigation audits. These audits can be helpful in locating leaks you didn't know you had and can make sure you're irrigating landscaping according to County and City Code requirements.
When we know better, we do better... so we've been educating local children about the importance of water conservation for almost a decade.
We realize that educating our youth is a way to pave the way for a greener future, so we provide an online water conservation curriculum and water conservation devices to Gulfstream Academy 5th graders.