Take Action At Home
You don’t have to work for the South Florida Water Management District to conserve water. Here’s how you can save water while reducing your water bills:
• Stop brushing your teeth. ONLY KIDDING! Brush your teeth often for as long as you want. Just don’t leave the faucet running.
• Water your lawn or garden first thing in the morning, when temperatures are cooler and water evaporation rates are lower than later in the day.
• Fix leaky toilets, outdoor sprinkler systems and faucets. Did you know that a leaky faucet can waste up to 100 gallons of water every day?
• Replace some of your lawn with native Florida flowering plants that require little watering.
• Download water-saving fact-sheets for your family and neighbors from the Water Management District web site (below).
• Install a rain barrel to store roof runoff and use that water for your garden. The SFWMD website has tips on maintaining rain barrels without increasing mosquito populations.
For details about water conservation at home, check out this SFWMD link at: