Where has all the water gone? You think with all this rain we are getting the drought would be over but nature does not work that way. This is a problem that has been coming for many years. It is the battle of the developers versus the land. We must be responsible and take care of our greatest natural resource, our water and the Florida Everglades.
- Odd numbered houses can water on Wednesdays and Saturdays and even numbered houses on Thursdays and Sundays.
- You can run your sprinklers from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. and hand water with a hose from
5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Your hose must have an automatic shut off valve attached to it.
- The new change is that now you are allowed to wash your cars and boats anytime. You can now also pressure-wash your house, driveway and sidewalks at any time.
- If you are using recycled waste water you are exempt from all the above limits.
We all need to be responsible water users. Saving water is an urgent matter in South Florida. We can make sure we repair leaky faucets, turn the sink off while brushing our teeth and reusing whatever water you can.
One of the things we do is when we come home from the beach or an outing and our water jugs have warm and sandy water in them, we reuse that water by watering our plants with it. Think of other ways in which you can recycle and conserve your water.
A major improvement we made was installing tankless hot water heaters. This saves water because we get instant hot water and are not letting the water run down the drain while waiting for the water to get hot.
Install low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators. If you do both of these you can save up to 7,800 gallons of water a year.
Share your suggestions here so we can all learn new ways to be responsible. Katerina