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Code mandates

Toho Water Authority requires that all homes in new subdivisions be built to Florida Water Star (FWS) standards.

For builders to obtain Certificates of Occupancy, the following municipalities require FWS certification (and qualify for FWS rebates) or the submission of FWS affidavits (do not qualify for rebates):

  • Auburndale
  • Bartow
  • Davenport
  • Dundee
  • Haines City
  • Lake Alfred
  • Lake Hamilton
  • Mulberry
  • Polk City


  • Tampa Bay Water Wise program offers builders a $1,000 Florida Water Star rebate.
  • Polk County offers builders a $1,000 Florida Water Star rebate.
  • OUC (Orlando Utility Commission) offers a $300 rebate for homes built and certified by Florida Water Star and $100 per unit for multifamily homes.
  • The City of Palm Coast offers a 20 percent reduction in utility impact fees for Florida Water Star-certified projects.
  • K Rain offers a 5% discount for irrigation products and smart irrigation controllers to Florida Water Star certified homes.”
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