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Orange County Utilities Celebrates Smart Irrigation Month with Free Irrigation Workshops

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Orange County – Orange County Utilities will host seven free irrigation workshops beginning Tuesday, July 16, in recognition of July as Smart Irrigation Month, an initiative of the Irrigation Association, a non-profit industry organization dedicated to promoting efficient irrigation. Workshops will focus specifically on efficient and micro-irrigation. Information including event day, time, and locations are listed below.

Efficient Irrigation Workshops:
Learn the efficient design of an in-ground irrigation system, how to set irrigation controllers, how to check sprinkler heads to ensure they are working properly, and how to make minor adjustments and repairs to the irrigation system. To participate in a workshop listed below, please register at

Thursday, July 18
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
South Creek Branch Library
1702 Deerfield Boulevard, Orlando

Monday, July 22
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Alafaya Branch Library
12000 East Colonial Drive, Orlando

Saturday, July 27
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Orange County Utilities Administration Building
9150 Curry Ford Road, Orlando
Monday, July 29
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Windermere Branch Library
530 Main Street, Windermere

Micro-Irrigation Workshops:
Retrofitting an irrigation system to increase efficiency is easier than it sounds. In this interactive class, irrigation professionals will teach homeowners the step-by-step process of converting portions of an irrigation system into micro-irrigation for more efficient watering. Participants will also have an opportunity to purchase a micro-irrigation starter kit for the reduced price of $19.00. To participate in a workshop listed below, customers can register at

Tuesday, July 16
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Orange County Extension Education Center
6021 S. Conway Road, Orlando

Saturday, July 20
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Orange County Extension Education Center
6021 S. Conway Road, Orlando

Thursday, July 25
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Jessie Brock Community Center
310 N. Dillard Street, Winter Garden

July is traditionally the month of peak water demand for lawns, gardens, and landscapes in North America. The Irrigation Association named July as Smart Irrigation Month to increase public awareness about simple practices and innovative technologies homeowners, businesses, and property managers can use.

Homeowners typically overwater lawns and landscapes by up to 30 percent. By selecting and planting carefully, watering wisely, and maintaining and upgrading automated irrigation systems, consumers can save money, save water, and see better results.

For more information, customers can contact the Orange County Utilities Water Division at 407-254-9850 (select option 1, then option 2) or send an email to