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Posted on: April 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] A Little Water Conservation Can Go A Long Way

Save water by watering the lawn in shorter sessions.LIVE OAK, FLA., Apr. 15, 2019 – Small changes in homes and businesses can make a large, collective impact on water conservation.  The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is celebrating April as Water Conservation Month to bring awareness to the importance of conserving water and to challenge partners and residents to save water.

“Over 90 percent of the District relies on the Floridan aquifer for drinking water,” said Hugh Thomas, Executive Director of the District. “It is critical for us to protect this important resource by implementing water conservation techniques to reduce our overall water use.”

The District is also asking cities and counties in the region to recognize April as Water Conservation Month. The cities and counties are encouraged to educate their residents about how to conserve water and why it is important to conserve. To find out if your local government is participating, visit 

Throughout April, the District will be sharing tips and tricks on Facebook about how to easily conserve water. These strategies are easy for residents and business owners to adopt and use throughout their daily routines. Visit for more information. 

Some tips on reducing water use include:

•    Taking a shower that is less than 5 minutes long.

•    Turning off the faucet when it is not being used.

•    Washing larger loads of laundry at one time.

•    Using a dishwasher instead of the sink to wash dishes.

To find more tips and trick about how to conserve water, visit 

The mission of the Suwannee River Water Management District is to protect and manage water resources using science-based solutions to support natural systems and the needs of the public. The District holds true to the belief of water for nature, water for people. Headquartered in Live Oak, Florida, the District serves 15 surrounding north-central Florida counties. 

For more information about the District, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter, search @SRWMD.


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