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Florida Water Star Technical Manual

Irrigation system criteria

Operation and scheduling



Some irrigation efficiency practices are not addressed within the Florida Water Star criteria. It is necessary that a specific review be conducted for any practices having significant, long-term, water-saving potential.

Requirements and certification

An innovative irrigation practice is used.





Up to 20 points

Water budget

Points are awarded for the installation of new devices or water-saving features not listed in this document. Points will be awarded based upon the water savings or increased efficiency demonstrated by submitted documentation.

The Florida Water Star administrator will award points after review of documentation and receiving recommendations from the program’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). In the absence of a recommendation by the TAC or a demonstrated need for timeliness, the Florida Water Star administrator may render a decision with the input of irrigation and landscape design experts.

As indicated, the Inspector will submit the innovation request to the program staff for evaluation. Innovation requests should be sought early enough in the planning process so that there is no delay in determining points. This will be especially critical if the applicant is dependent upon innovation points to achieve certification.

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