Landscape and Irrigation Application

Polk County Utilities Water Customer Information
Landscape and Irrigation System Information

You MUST have a working automatic sprinkler system with a time clock to participate in this program.

If you do not have an operating automatic shut-off on your automatic irrigation system, a rain sensor will be installed for you per Florida Statute 373.62 at NO CHARGE TO YOU as part of this program. Select "OK" to continue

This program only applies to Polk County Utilities water customers utilizing reclaimed or potable water for their operable in-ground irrigation/sprinkler system.

Participation in this program is free to Polk County Utility customers.

Simple Steps to Participate:

  1. Complete all items on this application form. You may print out, sign and return to the address below; print and return via FAX to (863) 298-4220, or click on the "Submit by Email" button at the bottom of this page.

    Polk County Utilities
    Landscape and Irrigation Evaluation
    1011 Jim Keene Blvd.
    Winter Haven, FL 33880

    JacquelineHollister@polk-county.net
    (863) 298-4100 (cannot return out-of-country phone calls)
  2. The contractor will contact you to arrange an appointment to perform an evaluation of your irrigation system. You will need to provide access to your property and your sprinkler system's time clock. If possible, your presence, or your designated representative's presence during the evaluation is requested.

What You Can Expect during the Landscape and Irrigation Evaluation
  1. The contractor will check your irrigation timer for proper programming and run times, and correct where necessary.
  2. The contractor will check your irrigation system for leaks, broken heads, coverage, and water used per irrigation cycle.
  3. The contractor will review appropriate plant placement and irrigation zones.
What You Can Expect from Participating in the Landscape and Irrigation Evaluation Program
  1. A written report on the findings at your location to you and to Polk County Utilities.
  2. A water conservation kit including water-saving devices and useful literature
  3. Significant savings on your water bill if all recommendations are followed
What Is Expected from You in the Landscape and Irrigation Evaluation Program
  1. The irrigation system must be operable and have water supply available for use.
  2. The application form must be completed fully.
  3. The Landscape and Irrigation System evaluator shall be granted access to the property, including the time clock.
  4. Participant or adult representative must be present during the evaluation.
  5. Participant must agree to installation of a rain sensor or replacement of any inoperable rain sensor per Florida State Statute
  6. Irrigation system evaluators will evaluate the system and plantings but are not authorized to make modifications other than rain sensor installations.
  7. Any costs incurred in making recommended modifications will be at the participant's expense.
  8. The participant shall agree to participate in a follow-up evaluation regarding the suggested modifications, scheduled approximately 6 months after the evaluation.
  9. The participant agrees to complete and return a satisfaction survey after the evaluation.

BY SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION, I AGREE THAT I HAVE READ AND WILL ABIDE BY THE PROGRAM GUIDELINES AS OUTLINED HEREIN. IN ADDITION, I CERTIFY THAT MY ENTIRE IRRIGATION SYSTEM IS IN GOOD OPERATING CONDITION. IN THE EVENT MY IRRIGATION SYSTEM IS INOPERABLE AT THE TIME OF THE SCHEDULED EVALUATION, I UNDERSTAND THAT I MAY BE CHARGED BY THE CONTRACTOR FOR THEIR TIME AND MILEAGE COSTS, AND THAT I WILL BE INELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE REQUESTED EVALUATION AND CONSERVATION KIT.

I FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT MY WATER CONSUMPTION INFORMATION WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE FINAL PROJECT REPORT FOR THIS PROJECT TO THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT.

CUSTOMER AGREES THAT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM, THE COUNTY'S CONTRACTOR SHALL HAVE THE RIGHT TO ENTER THE PROPERTY OF THE WATER CUSTOMER, AFTER CONTACT WITH THE CUSTOMER OR REPRESENTATIVE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PERFORMING DUTIES RELATED TO THIS LANDSCAPE AND IRRIGATION EVALUATION PROGRAM.

By submitting this form, I affirm that I am the legal property owner, water account holder, or contracted property manager for this address.

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