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On this page, you'll find many ways to manage commercial and industrial water use that save water and money. Use these tips as a starting point for creating best management practices for your business.

With your help, fostering a strong ethic of conservation will protect South Florida's limited water resources. Conservation helps to ensure a more sustainable water supply for natural systems and Floridians today and tomorrow.


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cityscapeWater Use Efficiency Tools for Facility Managers
This hands-on, comprehensive Water Efficiency and Self-Conducted Water Audits at Commercial and Institutional Facilities Guide was developed by the SFWMD to help managers understand their building's water use and develop a plan of action to increase efficiency without sacrificing performance. The manual and how-to spreadsheet calculators can be downloaded here »
Attention Florida Green Lodging Program (FGLP) Applicants: As part of your application, you are only required to conduct the BASIC water audit procedures for applicable areas of water use at your property.
If you have any questions about the guide or would like more information, please email the SFWMD's Water Conservation Work Group.

small water star logo Become a Florida Water Star
Florida Water Star is a voluntary, points-based certification program that recognizes and encourages water use efficiency in single-family homes. Florida Water Star certification means a builder's or developer's property meets fundamental criteria for efficiently using water in residential irrigation, landscape design and indoor water-using fixtures and appliances. more »

Hotels and Motels Hotels and Motels – Water CHAMP
To encourage hotels and motels to conserve water, the South Florida Water Management District introduced the Water Conservation Hotel and Motel Program (Water CHAMP) in 2009. Through January 2013, the SFWMD program included 62 properties in the Florida Keys and Martin and St. Lucie counties, with water conservation measures for more than 3,700 rooms adopted. more »

photo of condominium neighborhood Ideas for Condo and Homeowner Associations
Are you on the Board of Directors for your condominium or homeowners association? Here are guidelines and suggestions for making sure that your neighborhood is helping to conserve water. more »

Landscapers Landscapers
Find resources to help you and your customers design and maintain a beautiful landscape – while also doing your part to conserve water. more »

Restaurants Restaurants
From making simple operational changes in your restaurant to displaying professionally designed table cards letting customers know you only serve water at their request to avoid waste, it's easy to join South Florida's campaign to conserve water. more »

EPA WaterSense EPA WaterSense
The South Florida Water Management District is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to bring you WaterSense. It is a national program that offers a simple way to select appliances and other products that use less water – and perform as well or better than what you may already have in your home or business. more »

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