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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Dry Conditions Continue - SFWMD Urges Conservation

Following three months of dry conditions, including a record-dry November, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is urging South Florida families to boost water conservation efforts. A total of 1.49 inches of rain fell District-wide in January, representing 76 percent of average, or 0.47 inches below average for the month.

Landscape irrigation accounts for the majority of household water usage. For this reason, Broward County residents and businesses are advised to follow year-round irrigation restrictions, which can be found here: http://www.broward.org/NaturalResources/WaterResources/Pages/Outdoor-Water-Conservation.aspx.

Additionally, residents and businesses are also encouraged to take additional steps to conserve water indoors. Here are some tips to reduce water consumption indoors:

· Replace old, high-volume toilets.

· Install low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators.

· Run only full loads in the washing machine and dishwasher.

· Take shorter showers.

· Turn off the faucet when brushing teeth.

Water managers are operating the system to save as much water as possible, and will continue to make adjustments as needed.

For additional information regarding dry conditions and SFWMD conservation measures, contact Randy Smith at (561) 682-2800 or rrsmith@sfwmd.gov.

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