Encourages residents to take action to help sustain our water supply
MAITLAND, Fla., Sept. 5, 2017 — Today, the St. Johns River Water Management District joins other organizations to raise awareness for protecting groundwater supplies and quality during Protect Your Groundwater Day.
“The main source of water for most of northeast and central Florida comes from underground aquifers, primarily the Floridan aquifer, which is limited,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr. Ann Shortelle. “We remain dedicated to using data-driven science to safeguard future supplies, while recognizing the role important role of water conservation to ensure its efficient use.”
Residents looking to do their part to help sustain our water supply have a number of actions they can take to make a difference. At the core of achieving our water supply goals is water conservation.
Protecting water quality and water supply is central to the district’s work. The district regularly publishes research, data and maps online to encourage understanding of sustainable use of Florida’s water.
Other resources that provide tips on saving water indoors and outdoors are online at www.sjrwmd.com/water-conservation.