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Community Water 💧 Wise Awards

Congratulations to Our 2022 Water 💧 Wise Winners!

2022 Winners

This year’s award winners are Tampa residents Tony Monk and Megan Etue. They received a special commendation recognizing their achievement at Tampa's City Council meeting on November 3rd.

“You’ll come home... and a sense of peace will wash over you knowing you don’t have to mow the lawn, you don’t have to edge, you don’t have to line trim, you don’t have to fertilize, or you don’t have to [reach into] your pocket to pay the lawn crew every week or every month...”

- Tony Monk

In addition to the honor, Tony and Megan received a custom mosaic garden stone that recognizes their award-winning lawn.

What is the Tampa Bay Community Water Wise Award?

The Tampa Bay Community Water Wise Awards program recognizes individuals and businesses that are committed to conserving our water resources and protecting the environment by using attractive Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ and irrigation systems or techniques to minimize water use and maintenance. Winning landscapes represent the beauty and resiliency of our natural environment. 

Who can apply?

If your landscape is in Hillsborough, Pasco, or Pinellas counties, you can participate in this contest. The six categories are: residential, multi-family, commercial, schools, governmental, and builders. So whether at home or at work, every landscape in our beautiful city can be Florida-Friendly and Water 💧 Wise.  

For more information, visit awards.tampabaywaterwise.org

COMING IN SPRING 2023: Applications will open for the 2023 Community Water Wise Award Contest. Be one of the first to know when by subscribing to our monthly water conservation e-newsletter!

Previous Winners

2021 Winner
2020 Winner
2019 Winners