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Friday, October 05, 2007

Conservation is the key to protecting river's health

Published 10/5/2007
...50 percent of the drinking water taken from the Floridan Aquifer is used to irrigate landscaping.

Cutting back significantly on that wasteful use of potable water could lessen the need to take as much as 262 million gallons of water a day out of the river, water the management district says will be needed to meet the demands of growth as the aquifer is depleted.

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