Water Matters in Broward County
Water. It’s our most precious resource. Whether we use it for drinking, swimming, fishing, or irrigation, water is a vital part of our everyday lives. It’s also the foundation for Broward County’s most valued natural resources — the Everglades and Atlantic coastal ecosystems. But with a rapidly expanding urban population, there are ever-increasing stresses on our water resources, both in terms of water quality and water quantity. The sustainability of Broward’s urban and natural systems hinges on our ability to protect this limited resource, while balancing the needs of all of Broward’s water users.
Water matters. Yet each of us wastes an enormous amount of it everyday, letting this valuable commodity slip away unnecessarily. Here in Broward County — with the Everglades to our west, the Atlantic to our east, and so many canals — it seems like we could never run out of clean water. But our region is growing everyday. By 2015, it’s estimated that over two million people will live in Broward County. The increasing demand for water associated with this growth makes protecting our supply more important than ever.
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