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1 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Florida Water Star SM A Program of the St. Johns River Water Management District

2 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Why Water Star SM ? 2005 Florida population almost 19 million Expected to increase by 11 million by 2030 Demands for potable water outpacing groundwater supply

3 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Developed land and conservation lands

4 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Florida Water Star SM A Program of the St. Johns River Water Management District

5 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Florida Water Star SM A voluntary certification program for builders and home buyers to guarantee a minimum level of water efficiency. The goal of this program is to save 40% of current outdoor water use and 20% of current indoor use.

6 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Partners Florida Irrigation Society University of Florida –Program for Resource Efficient Communities –Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program –Department of Landscape Architecture JEA Gainesville Regional Utilities Toho Water Authority St. Johns County Utilities Department Northeast Florida Builders Association

7 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Builder Partners Collins Builders – first certified homes Beazer Homes Bestcon Homes ICI Homes St. Johns Housing Partnership Mercedes Homes Palace Builders

8 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Into the Future Florida Water Star SM affects water-use efficiency on the lot level SJRWMD is moving toward resource- efficient master planning –Low Impact Development (LID) –Florida Water Star SM –Green covenants, codes and restrictions (CCR) –Storm water and water quality

9 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Florida Water Star SM 2007 Landscaping Florida Water Star SM standards Accredited individuals/ companies for inspection Check list Indoor Florida Water Star SM standards Accredited individuals/ companies for inspection Check list Irrigation Florida Water Star SM standards Accredited individuals/ companies for inspection Check list Certifier/Providers Assess Paperwork Designs Qualifications Issue certification Florida Water Star SM Agency Develop criteria for certifiers Administer test of certifiers Inspect certifiers Random annual inspection of landscapers, plumbers and irrigation firms Maintain records

10 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Indoor Highlights Toilets –MaP standards – 350 gm per flush minimum –Includes 1.6 gallons per flush 350 gm for ONE flush Performance reduced consumption –High-efficiency toilets (1.28 gpf) –Dual flush (1.2 gpf average) Water-efficient dishwashers – 6.5 gpl or less Water-efficient clothes washers – 6 gallons per cubic foot or less Leak and rupture protection devices

11 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District High Efficiency Toilets 1 to 1.28 gpf Dual flush – Full 1.6 gpf and half 0.8 gpf Re-engineered technology –Larger 3-inch valves for greater water pressure –New flapper materials that dont corrode –Leaking will not occur in 3–5 years

12 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Leak and Rupture Protection Devices Valve closes when abnormal flow is detected Installed on pressurized hoses –Dishwasher –Refrigerator –Washing machine Protects from water damage if pressurized hose breaks – especially valuable when no one is home

13 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Outdoor Benefits Florida Water Star SM landscapes Provide attractive Florida landscapes Reduce turf area Reduce outdoor water use Provide greater privacy to home sites

14 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Turf areas shall not exceed 60 percent if site conditions require regular irrigation after establishment

15 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Right Plant, Right Place Select plants appropriate to the site Sun or shade requirements Mature size Soil needs Water needs Salt and cold tolerance pH tolerance

16 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Florida Water Star SM

17 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management DistrictIrrigation Agricultural irrigation system efficiencies* are 60 percent to 90 percent Landscape irrigation considered excellent at 70 percent efficiency Florida Water Star SM objective is to attain 60 percent For efficient irrigation Group plants together based on their water needs Only water where and when needed

18 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Mismatched or poorly spaced sprinkler heads cause an imbalance in the amount of water applied. Some areas dont get enough water. Some areas are overwatered. Florida Water Star SM The reality

19 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Distribution Uniformity

20 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District The role of the certifier

21 © 2004 St. Johns River Water Management District Florida Water Star SM Water-saving measures that save Floridas water resources for the future.... For more information, visit floridawaterstar.com.


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