Water conservation in your home or business is easy to do with more water efficient fixtures. The Broward Water Partnership, a collaboration of local governments, provides toilet rebates through the Conservation Pay rebate program. Other water saving devices are also available in most partner areas. Less water use means less energy use, more money and a healthier environment.
More than 50% of our potable water is used on our landscapes. Broward County’s outdoor water conservation program - NatureScape Irrigation Service (NIS) program helps large water users, such as government facilities, parks, schools, and multi-family residential complexes, where water conservation efforts can produce the greatest water savings. We offer helpful advice for individual property owners, too.
NatureScapes are Florida-Friendly landscapes that provide habitat for native and migratory wildlife, conserve water and minimize the use of common pollutants such as fertilizers and pesticides. These "islands of green" link together to make a chain of healthy corridors in our urban environment. Residents, business owners, schools and communities of all types can create a NatureScape.
Engaging Our Students: Broward Schools Partnership
Educating school age children about the environment and their role in preserving and protecting natural resources for the future instills the principles of environmental stewardship at an early age. Through a partnership with Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), the sixth largest school district in the nation, County staff is training and educating school students and staff about our environment and how to care for it.
Water Matters Day is a fun, activity-filled event held each year on the second Saturday in March. At Water Matters Day, everyone can learn about the importance of water and water conservation and get free native trees and plants to take home. The event helps Broward residents make the connection between their daily activities and their impact on local water resources and the natural environment.