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Every Drop Counts!

 
 

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How can you help Florida’s precious water supply?

"Spread the Word" Every Drop Counts!

Most of Florida’s natural habitats are wetlands.  It is important to protect wetlands because they are a home to many plants and animals.  Wetlands are important and valuable to us because they: 

  • Provide vital habitats for plants and animals.
  • Allow our aquifers to be recharged or filled up.  
  • Improve water quality and filter out pollution.  
  • Slow down water runoff and protect shorelines and banks from erosion.
  • Protect upland areas and our homes from flooding. 

Humans have a lot of choices in terms of how we use water and how we treat water.  These choices ultimately affect the water supply that supports wildlife and its habitat.  By making decisions to use water respectfully and carefully we are making a personal contribution to the protection of the Florida Panther and many other species living in Florida.

We need your help to conserve water here are some tips:

  • Turn it off and turn it down!
  • Don’t let water run while brushing your teeth.
  • Take shorter showers one minute= 5 gallons.
  • Never put water down the drain when there may be another use for it such as watering a plant or cleaning.
  • Capture rainwater – every drop counts.
  • Plant for wildlife with native landscaping.
  • Switch to earth friendly soaps, shampoos and detergents.
  • Check out more water saving tips at http://www.sfwmd.gov/