Nine million gallons of water were saved during the first year of the Landscape Irrigation Efficiency Design Code enacted by the Alachua County Commission in April 2016 in Florida.
The code was created to improve landscape irrigation efficiency, improve water quality and reduce discretionary outdoor water use in new construction developments in unincorporated Alachua County, said Stacie Greco, the county’s water conservation coordinator.
Greco shared the water savings and other results from the first year of the code during a recent commission meeting.
The code mandates all irrigation professionals installing and maintaining irrigation systems register with the county Environmental Protection Department, Greco said, adding that 64 companies registered. “This is a new way of doing business with this industry,” she said.
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