April is Water Conservation Month!
Why is April Water Conservation Month?
The driest months of the year in Florida are typically during the spring. For the dry months of April, May and June the state’s temperature begins to increase along with outdoor water use. With little or no rain during this period it is vitally important to conserve and use water efficiently.
4 Reasons Why Water Conservation is Important for Everyone
Reason #1: It minimizes the effects of drought and water shortages. Even though our need for fresh water sources is always increasing because of population and industry growth, the supply we have stays constant. Even though water eventually returns to Earth through the water cycle, it's not always returned to the same spot, or in the same quantity and quality. By reducing the amount of water we use, we can better protect against future drought years.
Reason #2: Using less water keeps money in your pocket. By utilizing basic water conservation techniques you are able to save thousands of gallons of water each year. You do the math, use less water and the water company charges you less money. That sounds like a good deal all around.
Reason #3: Conserving water can also save energy. Energy is required to run the equipment that treats and pumps the water from water treatment plant into your home or office. So saving water means using less energy which reduces your carbon footprint and helps the country become more energy independent.
Reason #4: Saving water helps to preserve our environment. Reducing our water usages reduces the energy required to process and deliver it to homes, businesses, farms, and communities, which, in turn, helps to reduce pollution and conserve fuel resources. In some cases, using excess amounts of water puts a strain on septic and sewage systems.
Water conservation measures are an important first step in protecting our water supply. Such measures help to preserve the supply of our source water and also saves you money by reducing your water bill.
Other ways that you can help conserve water can be found atchttp://www.cocoafl.gov/conservation, https://www.sjrwmd.com/water-conservation/ or http://water.epa.gov/action/protect/.