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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Water Conservation During Winter Months

water conservation for winter monthsFlorida lawns generally don't need as much watering during winter months, so scale back your irrigation system and skip every other week. Lawn and landscape irrigation accounts for more than half of all residential water use. If everyone skipped every other week of irrigation this season, it could save nearly 1 billion gallons of water. 

Florida is not only the Sunshine State, it is also a state with many waterways. Florida is surrounded on three sides by water, with many lakes, streams, creeks and rivers in its interior. Not all of this water is fresh or readily available for people’s uses. In addition, Florida’s weather typically has long periods of wet weather that may be followed by long periods of dry weather, making conservation an important part of Florida life.

The St. Johns River Water Management District is committed to water conservation and has been for many years. A district core mission is protecting and ensuring the sustainability of Florida’s water resources, both below ground in the Floridan aquifer system and above ground in our many waterways.

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