Residents and homeowners can help protect the environment and conserve water by making small changes inside their homes and outside in their landscapes. Do you know how much water you and your family use each week? The average Florida resident uses as much as 170 gallons per day, with close to half used in landscapes. Pollution doesn't just come from big industry or agriculture. Every time we use too much, or the wrong kind of fertilizer or pesticide on our lawns, or apply them incorrectly, we are contributing to pollution!
That's why conserving water, and preventing pollution from fertilizers or pesticides can make a big difference. In this section, we offer links to resources to help YOU make a difference.