LIVE OAK, FLA., March 31 , 2020 – Small changes in homes and businesses can make a large, collective impact on water conservation. The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) is recognizing April as Water Conservation Month to bring awareness to the importance of conserving water and to challenge partners and residents to save water.
“A simple way for residents and visitors to help protect our springs and rivers is by reducing the amount of water they use each day,” said Hugh Thomas Executive Director of the District. “Over 90 percent of the District relies on the Floridan aquifer for drinking water. It is critical for us to protect this important resource by implementing water conservation techniques.”
The District is also doing their part by implementing projects focused on reducing water use to ensure a sustainable supply of water for people and the environment. An estimated 30 million gallons per day (mgd) of water will be made available through water supply projects currently in progress, in addition to 2.2 mgd of water saved through alternative water supply projects. The District also implements water conservation awareness in educational programs and outreach materials to bring attention to the importance of reducing water use.
The District has asked 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 www.MySuwanneeRiver.com/CommunityConservation.
Throughout April, the District will be sharing tips and tricks on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube about how to easily conserve water. These strategies are easy for residents and business owners to adopt and use throughout their daily routines.
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 www.MySuwanneeRiver.com/ConservationCommunities.
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 www.MySuwanneeRiver.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.