Congratulation Miami Dade We are Saving Water!
For more information how much water we are saving see the May article in the Miami Herald.
When I first came on board the Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program in 2006 Miami Dade County residents were using an average of 156 gallons of water per day per person(pdpp). We are making great progress drop by drop but we still have a ways to go to reach EPA's target of 60 gallons pdpp for the United States. Note this includes your inside and outside water usage-total.
Don't get nervous, we can totally do this. Great Britain, Germany and Brazil use between 37 and 47 gallons day per person. If they can do it so can we! Are you ready for a 40 gallon challenge?
My water number is 40 gallons per day per person. If I can do I'm sure you can two. P.S. you'll need to install rain barrels and create a Florida-Friendly Landscape that can exist primarily on rainfall.
Start by finding out now much or how little water you use each day. Check your water bill or use the Water Use Calculator.
Saving Water is Easy. Visit our Extension web pages and our partners in water conservation, Miami Dade Water & Sewer Department and South Florida Water Management District. Attend a Rain Barrel/Water Conservation Workshop which features Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Right Plant, Right Plant principle #1 and receive a free low maintenance landscape plant.
This is Barbara saying over and out to the shade house to grow more plants to giveaway -lots of web-links and great information in this blog-you'll be busy!
Have a wonderful 4th of July holiday!