Why Do We Have Restrictions?
Water used for landscape irrigation poses a significant demand on Sarasota County's water supply. In fact, up to 50% of a household's water use can be attributed to the home's landscape irrigation system. In order ... READ MORE
Residents who receive their drinking water through a municipality enjoy peace of mind knowing that their potable water undergoes routine bacteriological testing behind-the-scenes. But how do you know if water from your private well is safe and ... READ MORE
In the wake of Hurricane Ian (or any similar disaster), if you're facing home or property repairs, now is the time to pull out that list of reliable contractors you prepared well in advance of the storm, as noted in our preparedness blog posts.
If ... READ MORE
Si usted reside en Florida, es sumamente importante estar preparado para enfrentar los desastres naturales costeros. Un ejemplo de estos fue el Huracán Ian que impactó fuertemente a mi condado y el área donde yo radico. Estar preparado ... READ MORE
Sarasota County Sustainability staff and Sarasota Housing Authority (SHA) kicked off the summer by completing energy- and water-efficiency improvements for the last three floors at SHA’s Annex building in downtown Sarasota. Our team ... READ MORE
Anyone living in Florida who uses an automatic irrigation system is required by law to have a fully operational rain shut-off device. These devices are crucial in preventing overwatering, which can lead to a number of issues ... READ MORE
Getting ready to leave Florida and head back north? Well, before you lock the door to head out, it's a good idea to pay attention to some important details.
First, know that you are leaving your home behind just as we begin the hurricane ... READ MORE
Attend an upcoming "Looking For Leaks" webinar for a free toilet "Fix It" kit!
...or take our free, online class at your own pace.
Toilet Leaks Waste Water Fast
Did you know that the average leaky toilet can waste up to 200 gallons per day? ... READ MORE
by Alia Garrett, Siri Khalsa, Jackie Lebouitz, and Maria Rometo
Now more than ever, every penny counts. Read our tips below to see some easy ways to save money and resources at home.
Turn off your lights, fans, and electronics ... READ MORE
If you can't pay your utility bills, there are several financial assistance programs, if you qualify, that can help. The resources below summarize available utility assistance programs. Additionally, you can check out our energy and water saving ... READ MORE