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What is Florida
Water Star?


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Estimated water
savings in a
FWS home

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About Florida Water Star

Florida Water Star is a water conservation certification program for new and existing homes and commercial developments. Standards and guidelines for water efficiency are included for:

  • Indoor fixtures and appliances
  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation systems

If you want to apply for certification or just want to update your home or business, following program guidelines make it easy for anyone to save water resources. The program outlines standards for a broad range of homes — from a condominium with no yard to an older home on a half-acre lot with an aging irrigation system — and commercial properties and community developments. An independent inspector inspects each project prior to certification. An accredited professional may be used to design the landscape or irrigation system.

The Florida Water Star Program was developed by the St. Johns River Water Management District in 2006 and became a statewide program in 2012. Most recently, Florida Water Star became part of the FHBA Certified Ratings Program and is now administered by Triconic LLC. For questions, please contact Deirdre Irwin or Rocco Moro. All Florida Water Star projects are now being processed through their Portal as of Feb. 1, 2018.

Florida Water Star can be effectively integrated into projects along with other programs such as ENERGY STAR®, the Florida Green Building Coalition’s (FGBC) green standards, and the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED program. The Florida Water Star prescriptive approach can enhance projects by providing a suite of efficiency practices that focus on water use areas specific to Florida.

Statewide program

Florida Water Star is available
wherever you live in Florida. Triconic LLC, administers the program and project certification is completed by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) and Intertek.

New certifications
Certified Home

Homes and businesses across Florida are being built to Florida Water Star and other water- and energy-efficient standards. See examples.

Becoming certified

Read a summary of the certification process and the tools available to homeowners, builders and others to enhance water savings indoors and outdoors.

Training and events
FWS Training

Participate in
workshops on
building and
Florida Water
Star projects.
See our calendar.

The Florida Water Star program logo cannot be duplicated in whole or in part
without written permission from the St. Johns River Water Management District.

St. Johns River Water Management District
4049 Reid Street, Palatka, FL 32177