April is Water Conservation Month
The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board today proclaimed April as Water Conservation Month.
Each year the District designates April as Water Conservation Month because April is traditionally one of the driest months of the year and typically marks the peak demand season for public water suppliers. Many residents begin establishing new landscaping and increasing their lawn irrigation due to the dry conditions and rising temperatures.
If you haven’t thought about conserving water, now is a great time to start. On average, up to half of your home water is used outdoors. One way to reduce your water consumption is by practicing Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ techniques. Florida-Friendly Landscaping, established by the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences for the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program, is a commonsense way to landscape that conserves water and protects the environment. Florida-Friendly Landscaping...
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