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Florida Water Star Technical Manual

Irrigation system criteria

General design

Leak detectors or flow sensors

Leak detectors or flow sensors

Flow sensors detect excessive watering.


Leak-detection and/or flow-sensing are becoming more common, especially in planned communities and utilities’ service areas. These devices detect flows that are significantly greater than those for standard water use, and they are useful in notifying the utility or community manager of excessive flow.

Requirements and certification

Leak detection and/or flow-sensing systems are installed by the homeowner or utility.





5 points


If a utility has installed a flow-sensing device to determine if excessive water use is occurring, it is the responsibility of the applicant to determine if the device is in use and provide the Inspector with written confirmation from the utility. The Florida Water Star Inspector shall submit the written confirmation of flow-sensing technology via

St. Johns River Water Management District
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