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92% of our drinking water sources are in peril.

 

Our aquifer, springs and rivers are suffering from pollution and declining flows. These changes result from the over-pumping of our groundwater, pesticides, and the drainage of nitrates from lawn fertilizers, pet waste, poorly-treated sewage, and unmaintained septic tanks, into our waters.

Florida depends on growth for prosperity, but prosperity does not have to mean unnecessary water use and increasing pollution. With more knowledge, residents can make better choices to conserve and protect this essential, shared natural resource—our water.

What You Can Do

  • Use water wisely. More than 50% of our water usage is primarily for lawn irrigation. Follow watering guidelines and transition your yard to native and Florida-friendly plants and grass.
  • Use fertilizer and chemicals sparingly, if at all.
  • Keep clippings, leaves, fertilizers and chemicals from entering storm drains.
  • Pick up after your dog.
  • Properly maintain your septic tank. Pump your tank every 3-5 years and have it inspected every 3 years.
  • Join the efforts of the Volusia Water Alliance. Together, we can save our aquifer, springs and rivers—the sources of our drinking water.
  • Become better informed…