Commit to Water Conservation
With our growing urban population, increasing demands for water, and the unpredictability of rainfall from year to year, managing our water resources is the only way we can ensure an adequate water supply is available when we need it most. And while we will have to look at alternatives such as reverse osmosis and wastewater reuse in the future to meet our demands, making better use of our existing water supplies through conservation makes sense and is the most cost-effective and efficient means of reducing our water demands and making more water available for natural systems, drinking, recreation, and commerce.
Although our rainy season has technically begun, we are currently in a drought condition, and water levels are declining because of a lack of local rainfall. Conservation of our water resources is important throughout the year. Current water conditions can be found here. View the latest seasonal rainfall.
Broward County has a number of programs that address water conservation, both indoors and outdoors. To learn more about these programs and how you can conserve water, click on Programs and Partnerships.
The Broward Water Partnership Program has won a 2013 best in class award from the Florida section of the American Water Works Association for excellence in water conservation programs. The program provided $100 rebates for high efficiency toilets. An estimated 162 million gallons have been saved since 2011.
The Broward Water Partnership wins 2013 AWWA award
Conservation Pays is a 2012 National Association of Counties Achievement Award Winner
Conservation Pays - A Regional Partnership in Water Conservation has received recognition for an effective and innovative program which contributes to and enhances county government in the United States.
NatureScape Irrigation Service reaches 1,200,000,000 gallons of water saved
As of April 2015, the NatureScape Irrigation Service has saved over 1.2 billion gallons of water as a result of irrigation system efficiency evaluations during the past eight years.