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Please be advised that Toho Water Authority is currently in Emergency Response Mode due to Hurricane Matthew. During this time, we will be handling emergency related issues only. If you have non-emergency related issues such as moving your service or a billing question, please contact us once normal operations have resumed which is expected to be next week. Thank you for your patience.

FLORIDA WATER STAR

Building Homes?

Did you know they have to comply with Florida Water Star requirements?

Florida Water StarSM (FWS) is a water conservation certification program adopted by Toho Water Authority in April 2008 for all new residential single family home projects. The program has been expanded to include multifamily construction and all undeveloped lots including those in projects predating April 2008. Compliance with the expanded program will begin with building permits issued on and after April 1, 2016.

 

Florida Water Star Silver certification criteria:

Indoor fixtures and appliances

Landscape design

Irrigation systems

Checklist and technical manual

Residential construction is required to comply with items LC 1 - INC 6  (Silver Certification) within the Toho Water Authority service area. CLICK HERE for check list. We have also included the TECHNICAL MANUAL.

Indoor savings

Indoor fixtures and appliances that meet FWS criteria are similar in cost to typical fixtures and appliances.

A FWS home uses approximately 20 percent less water indoors compared to a typical home.

Outdoor savings

A FWS landscape allows no more than 60 percent high-volume irrigation compared to a typical landscape that has 80 percent high-volume irrigation.

Please contact:

Rodney Tilley - Toho Water Authority  at (407) 944-5121 or by email at rtilley@tohowater.com for specific requirements.

The Florida Water Star Program was developed by the St. Johns River Water Management District in 2006 and became a statewide program in 2012. To learn more visit www.floridawaterstar.com.