Let’s face it, conserving water is a good thing, and it’s even more important in Osceola County during our “dry months” ahead of the rainy season. The City of Kissimmee recently reminded the community the importance of water conservation during a commission meeting by proclaiming April as Water Conservation Month, and presented the proclamation to Mary Cox from Toho Water Authority.
Florida’s aquifers supply more than 8 billion gallons of water each day, supplying approximately 90% of Florida’s drinking water. Being a water hero and creating water-wise habits will ensure groundwater is available for use for generations to come.
As a community we can do our part by joining Toho Water Authority and the mayors of City of Kissimmee and the City of St. Cloud in asking residents to take or renew their pledges to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation.
Residents can go online at www.tohowatersaver.com between April 1-30 to take the Water Challenge Pledge. We can make an immediate positive impact by remembering when and when not to water our lawns.
Check out the acceptable times to water in the City of Kissimmee:
Remember: No watering between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Odd house numbers (ends with 1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) – Wednesday and Saturday
Even house numbers (ends with 0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) – Thursday and Sunday
Non-residential customers (businesses, schools, government, churches, subdivision common areas, recreation areas, medians) Monday and Friday
Need assistance setting your timer?
Toho’s Water Conservation team will gladly set your irrigation timer at no cost to you. To set up an appointment or for more information, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 407-944-5124.
The only exceptions are:
- Watering in lawn care chemicals (fertilizer, pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides) as directed by manufacturer or following best management practices
- Repair and/or maintenance of the irrigation system
- Water discharged from a water-cooled air conditioning system
- Watering with a hand-held hose with a shutoff nozzle