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Bay Laurel Center Community Development District in Ocala, FL
Conservation

We are all responsible for the amount of water we use and should use this precious resource with conservation in mind.  Bay Laurel Center CDD’s customers can make an impact with the State of Florida if we continue to be stewards of the environment.

Some water conservation ideas follow.

Indoors:

  • Toilets:  Check to see if your toilet is a low-flow model. Since the mid-1990s, toilets have been redesigned to conserve water. Low-flow models use 1.6 gallons per flush and new, high-efficiency toilets use 1.0 to 1.28 gallons per flush. Older models use 4 gallons per flush. You may want to consider purchasing a newer model.
  • Water conservation tips from Bay Laurel Center CDD in Ocala, Florida.Showerheads and baths:  Install low-flow showerheads. The older the showerhead, the more water it uses. Most new showerheads deliver 2.5 gallons of water per minute. Some new models deliver less than 2.0 gallons per minute. Older fixtures can deliver as high as 8 gallons per minute. Pressures have been adjusted to the low-flow fixtures to deliver as good a shower as the higher flow showerheads.
  • Faucets:  Turn off the water as you brush your teeth, wash your face or shave. Faucets left in the open running position waste from several hundred to several thousand gallons of water per day.
  • Conserving water is important to BLCCDD in Ocala, FL.Clothes washers:  When you replace your clothes washer, consider a water-efficient model that uses an average of 18−25 gallons of water per load or a front loader that uses 15–25 gallons per load. Older and non-water efficient washing machines can use as much as 40 gallons of water per load.

For washing machines with variable settings for water volume, select the minimum amount required per load. If load size cannot be set, operate the washer with full loads only.
Use the shortest wash cycle for lightly soiled loads. Normal and permanent press wash cycles use more water. Check hoses regularly for leaks. Pre-treat stains to avoid rewashing. Click here for more information on saving indoor water.

Outdoors:
Please refer to the latest guidelines in the Extension Policies and Service Policies.

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Water restrictions mandated by Marion County