Newsletter - Community Pipeline

Plant with Water Droplet in an expression bubbleThe Right Plant for the Right Place & the Right Time

The wrong plants might be growing in your yard if the landscape in winter looks wilted and bleak, or it feels like taming a jungle in the summer. 

“Right Plant, Right Place” is about matching the plant’s needs, growth habits, and preferences with the location a plant will be growing. The closer the match, the happier the plant will be. 

Tips for a greener thumb all year:

  • Conserve Water... by grouping plants together that have similar water and fertilizer needs.
  • Consider Change... and how watering and light conditions may vary through the day and season. 
  • Avoid Over-planting... and account for any space needed in a new landscape for a full grown plant. 
  • Seek Support... by scheduling a personalized lawn assessment with a Master Gardener through UF/IFAS Pasco County Cooperative Extension

Learn more about the Turf Team at

CoinsWhat is Project Round-up?

A voluntary donation program providing the opportunity for PCU customers to assist those in need by rounding up their monthly water/sewer bill to the nearest dollar. 

A Little Change
Makes A Big Difference

All funds donated are distributed by the Human Services Division. Funding remains in Pasco County to serve PCU Customers in most need of support with their water/sewer bill.  

For more information or assistance visit:

Pipes and Property
Having a Plan Before there is a ProblemPipes and Property - Labeled Image showing the Customer Maintained Private Line labeled on the image

The dividing line for responsibility starts and stops at the water meter. Check the flow indicator to determine if a leak should be repaired by a Licensed Plumber or by Pasco County Utilities.

If there is a leak and the flow indicator IS spinning, the leak is most likely on the property. Property owners are responsible for all repairs associated with the customer maintained line, irrigation lines, and internal plumbing. 

If there is a leak and the flow indicator is NOT spinning, contact Pasco County Utilities (PCU)immediately. It is the responsibility of PCU to repair and maintain the public service line and the Main Water Line. 

Contact Us

  1. Michael J. Carballa
    P.E., BCEE

    Assistant County Administrator

    Public Infrastructure

    Ph: (813) 235-6189
    Fx: (813) 929-1067

    Utilities Administration

    Mailing Address

    19420 Central Blvd.
    Land O' Lakes, FL 34637
    Hours - Administration
    Monday - Friday | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Customer Service Centers

    View - Locations & Hours

    Customer Information & Services

    Email - Utilities Customer Service 

    After Hours Emergencies

    Ph: (727) 847-8144

Upcoming Deadline

Commercial Solid Waste Assessments are due no later than March 31, 2019. Information on the assessment submittal process and payments is available by calling:

(727) 847-8123

Conservation Tips, Ideas & Strategies From Your Neighbors

Driven To Conserve H2O Car with the website listed above the tire. Reading“Instead of running water over frozen foods, taking them out of the freezer to thaw at an earlier time can conserve water.”  - G. Helms, Land O’ Lakes, FL

“After cleaning the dishes, use the same water to soak recycling items. This makes it easier to remove labels and clean the jars or cans before placing them in the recycle bin.” - Lisa N., Holiday, FL

“Running the laundry with a full load of clothes saves water and energy.” - S. Rogers, New Port Richey, FL

PCU Wants To 
Hear From You

Email Your Conservation Tips & Strategies to: Authors must reside in Pasco County and all submittals must focus on water conservation. Please include a name, address, and contact phone number.

Water Poster Contest Kick-off

Celebrating 10 Years With Drippy

PCU in partnership with FGUA encourages all Pasco County students in Kindergarten - 5th Grade to participate in this year’s Water Awareness Poster Contest. Students, Teachers, Parents, and Homeschool Cooperatives can learn more at:

Artist Drippy
Prior IssueFeatured Information
Volume 9, Issue 1 - 2019 (PDF)
  • Conservation Tips & Resources
  • Mowing Less = Watering Less
  • New Assessment Form Available
  • Hide & Seek Meter Boxes
  • What Is The Wait Time?
  • Did You Know...
Volume 8, Issue 6 - 2018 (PDF)
  • E-Billing - Getting Started
  • Setting Irrigation Timers for Fall & Winter
  • Winter Lawn Care in Florida
  • Holiday Household Efficiency Upgrades
  • Pump Station Alarms
  • Free Tax Preparation by IRS Certified Tax Professionals at United Way.
Volume 8, Issue 5 - 2018 (PDF)
  • What Drives You to Conserve Water?
  • Details on How to Close an Account
  • Paying Tribute To Our Heroes - Thank You Veterans
  • Toilet Rebate Program Information
  • AmSkills: American Manufacturing Skills Initiative - Pre-Apprenticeship Program