Additional Water Conservation Resources

REQUEST A SPEAKER

Manatee County's Water Conservation Program is available to schools, community organizations, civic groups and more to share knowledge and expertise on topics related to:

  • Water supply
  • Water conservation/efficiency
  • Rebate Programs
  • Watering Restrictions

To schedule the visit, please email water.saver@mymanatee.org, or call (941) 792-8811, ext. 5327

FREE LANDSCAPE AND IRRIGATION EVALUATIONS

The Manatee County Extension Service mobile irrigation lab will come to your home or business and conduct a full evaluation of the landscape and irrigation system. The team of professionals will provide a detailed report of specific recommendations to help reduce water waste and improve landscape health. You can request a free evaluation by calling (941) 722-4524, or visit Manatee County Extension Service website for more information.

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

Whether you hope to grow your own vegetables, or simply keep your lawn neat and healthy, UF/IFAS Extension has resources that can help. If you’re interested in hands-on learning, UF/IFAS Extension holds classes led by experts who can help you develop a greener thumb. Visit Manatee County Extension Service website to view available classes.

FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING

The Florida-Friendly Plant database contains a list of recommended trees, palms, shrubs, flowers, groundcovers, grasses and vines developed by University of Florida/IFAS horticulture experts.

WATER-WISE AWARDS

The Water-Wise Awards program is designed to recognize attractive, water conserving landscapes for homes and businesses. The program recognizes examples of outstanding Florida-Friendly, water-wise landscaping within the community. To learn more, visit Manatee County Extension Service website.

RESOURCES

Southwest Florida Water Management District has a lot of information including tips on how to conserve water indoors and outdoors, restaurants, hotels, etc. Free publications are available for download.‚Äč