Water conservation plays an important role between balancing current and future water needs. This month is traditionally one of the driest of the year and marks the peak demand season for public water suppliers. During drier months, it is essential that we all play a role in water conservation. Water is a public resource that belongs to all of us. However, fresh water is not limitless. Everyone can participate by being mindful of water use in their everyday household activities. Four simple ways to conserve water:
- Garbage Disposal: A garbage disposal requires a lot of water to operate properly. Use only when necessary.
- Laundry: We suggest that we run only full loads in the washing machine. Running the machine when it’s full will save you time, energy, and water.
- Faucet: The “regular” drip that we sometimes become use to can waste our water resources. Stop the drip by either repairing or replacing.
- Shower: Limit the time water runs while you’re taking a shower. Installing a low-flow showerhead can help conserve water.
More impactful ways to conserve water is to adhere to lawn watering restrictions and schedules as outlined by your Water Management District. There are specific days and times that lawn watering is allowed so that our water supply does not become depleted. Check with your Water Management District office to understand the water schedule. One of the best ways to save water and money is to make sure there are no current leaks to water pipes or water systems. Well owners especially need to make sure their water well system is working properly. Water wells are directly tapping into the groundwater supply and a poorly maintained well system can be a source of excessive water waste.
It’s up to each of us to conserve Florida’s water. Let’s start today!
by JOE ROCHETTE
This column is sponsored by Nuco Pump and Well Services.
BIO: Joe Rochette is the general manager at Nuco Pump and Well Services, and he is one of the founding team members since the company’s establishment in February 2016. For more information about Nuco Pump and Well Services, visit nucopumpandwellservices.com or call (863) 425-NUCO.