My Yard Our Water

Alachua County has committed to protecting water resources by discontinuing irrigation of county properties! Keep reading to learn how your actions in your yard can affect our creeks, lakes, springs, and groundwater.

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Turf Swap 

 

This program is currently not funded, but grant funds may be obtained to offer CASH REBATES to property owners that replace irrigated turf with Florida Friendly Landscapes in late 2019...

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What we do in our yards can pollute our groundwater, springs, lakes, and creeks. The Fertilizer ordinance bans the use of fertilizers with nitrogen from July – February and phosphorus is only allowed if there is a verified need.

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Irrigation Restrictions

Irrigation restrictions are in effect year round. Visit this site to learn about restrictions, new irrigation design standards, and​ how to reduce your outdoor water use.

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Keeping grass off the streets back to the law 

Did you know that grass clippings are a source of pollution?

When clippings are blown into the road they end up in the stormwater collection system and then our creeks.

When clippings decompose in water they can harm fish because the process depletes oxygen supplies.

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Outdoor water use can account for almost 60% of residential water use.

The Alachua County Florida Friendly Landscaping (FFL) Code prohibits Homeowners Associations (HOA) from prohibiting Florida Friendly Landscaping.

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Pet Waste 


Scoop it, Bag it, Trash it!

Pet waste is a major source of fecal contamination to our water bodies and it poses a threat to your health and your pet's health.

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