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Florida Water Star Technical Manual

Irrigation system criteria

A pressure-regulating spray head

A pressure-regulating spray head.

Pressure regulation

Zone pressure-regulation


Pressure-regulating spray heads restrict water pressure to the range recommended by the manufacturer. Use of these heads increases application efficiency.

Requirements and certification

All zones with spray nozzles are pressure-regulated at the head or at the zone valve.







Another brand of pressure-regulating spray head

Another brand of pressure-regulating spray head.

All spray heads or zone valves within a Florida Water Star-certified irrigation system must be pressure-regulated to receive credit for this practice. During inspection, the Inspector is to confirm that all spray heads or spray zones are pressure-regulated.

Program tip

Florida Water Star Inspectors can easily inspect for pressure-regulated spray heads during their inspection for emitter spacing, matched precipitation, and other requirements that require establishment of spray head specifications.

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