April is Water Conservation Month, and the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) urges Floridians to curb their water use to save and protect one of Florida’s most precious resources.
“Water conservation is critical. Floridians use about 6.4 billion gallons of fresh water daily, which translates into billions of gallons of wastewater through showers, laundry, dishwashing, and other activities,” said PSC Chairman Art Graham. “And, as temperatures rise this spring, so will water use. Begin conserving now to lower your water usage and your water bill.”
Implement these simple strategies to help save one of our greatest resources and, as a result, save money, too:
- Follow local water restrictions and only irrigate lawns when needed.
- Choose landscaping suited to your location.
- Use a hose nozzle to prevent water waste.
- Use a rain barrel to store rainwater for watering your yard or plants.
- Replace old showerheads with new low-flow models that work just as well, but use less water.
- Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when full.
- Fix water leaks and drippy faucets.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and many local governments participate in statewide water conservation efforts through the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s Water Use Efficiency Division (WUED). The WUED works with the Governor and Cabinet each year to officially proclaim April as Water Conservation Month.
Need more tips on how to save water during Water Conservation Month? The PSC’s Drop by Drop brochure offers water saving tips for both inside and outside your home. The PSC’s consumer tip on xeriscaping can help you get started on a drought tolerant, worry-free landscape.