Water Conservation Is Important, Even During Floods

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Florida’s climate is typically characterized by two seasons a year: a rainy season and a dry season. Nevertheless, day-to-day weather in Florida is often unpredictable.

CONTACT: Carree Olshansky
Water Conservation Specialist
Suwannee River Water Management District
386.362.1001 or 800.226.1066 (FL)

Water conservation is important, even during floods

LIVE OAK, FL, April 29, 2014 – Florida’s climate is typically characterized by two seasons a year: a rainy season and a dry season. Nevertheless, day-to-day weather in Florida is often unpredictable.

The District’s region has received a lot of water from rainfall here and in Georgia.  Even with all of this water, it is essential to remember the importance of water conservation.

Water levels are dynamic and respond to seasonal changes. The current concern is flood levels; however, it was only two short years ago when the region was under a severe drought. Thus, water conservation must be looked at in the long-term while also becoming a part of everyday life.

The water use demands continue to increase. Water conservation is an  inexpensive measure that all users an undertake to help reduce existing and future water supply needs.    Water conservation is about using water wisely and efficiently, regardless of the weather outside. Conserving water is just one part in the larger picture of ensuring a sustainable water supply.

Rain barrel artwork Over the past month, several articles were published, providing information on water conservation and easy ways to reduce water use both inside and outside the home.   So  what can you do with all of this water? Creating a rain barrel can be a fun “rainy day” activity for the whole family. More information on building a rain barrel is available at www.watermatters.org.

The responsibility to conserve water does not belong to any one person or group. It falls upon everybody: governments, industries, businesses, communities, and individuals.  Working together, we can preserve our fresh water resources for future generations.


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