High Usage Notification
Each utility operates under a consumptive use permit issued by either the St Johns Water Management District (SJWMD) or Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).
A consumptive use permit (CUP) is a type of permit which allows water to be withdrawn from surface and groundwater supplies for reasonable and beneficial uses such as public supply (drinking water), agricultural and landscape irrigation, and industry and power generation.
Each utility is monitored by the water management districts for its consumption and as part of our compliance plan letters are generated alerting you that your monthly consumption has reached or exceeded the threshold established by the Water Management Districts as typical use for an average sized lot for your style of home.
This notification serves a two fold purpose: first to alert our customers to identify their usage; and second to alert them to possible leaks which may result in higher customer costs. This letter is automatically generated and you need not respond; should you feel that after checking your water and irrigation systems that you may be experiencing a leak at the system meter, please contact us and we we will gladly check.
Little Sumter Service Area & Village Center Service Area:
Typical water use for two people, under normal conditions based upon the style of home is: Patio style 6,500 gallons per month, Courtyard style 7,000 gallons per month, Ranch style 10,800 gallons per month, Designer style 10,700 gallons per month and Premier style 21,200 gallons per month.
North Sumter Utility (NSU)
Typical indoor water use for two people, under normal conditions is 3,700 gallons per month. Add to that amount your irrigation usage based upon the style of home: Patio style 3,000 gallons per month, Courtyard style 3,500 gallons per month, Ranch style 7,300 gallons per month, Designer style 7,200 gallons per month and Premier style 17,700 gallons per month.