The City of Jacksonville Beach provides or funds certain services such as beach re-nourishment, cleanup and environmental awareness campaigns. As with many Cities, water conservation is a topic of high importance. Many water saving habits can be established within your household and used collectively by homeowners. A few things to keep in mind: when washing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink with wash water and the other with rinse water. Check your sprinkler system frequently and adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or street. Run your washing machine and dishwasher only when they are full. If your shower can fill a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, then replace it with a water-efficient showerhead. Time your showers for under 5 minutes. Install low-volume toilets. When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of load. Soak your pots and pans instead of letting the water run while scraping them. Turning off the water while brushing your teeth saves 4 gallons a minute. When washing hands, don’t let the water run while you lather. Conserving water is not only good for the environment, but can help you save money on utility bills, spend less time on home maintenance, and worry less about mold and mildew damage caused by leaking water.
Jacksonville residents, as a reminder, there will be a special event being held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 10am-4pm – the 7th Annual Right Whale Festival at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach. Help celebrate the annual return of the endangered North Atlantic right whales and the beginning of the right whale calving season. The Festival is a fun outdoor event for all ages and admission is FREE. Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, kid’s activities, games, a beach clean-up, educational exhibits, and much more!
Water Conservation Strategies for Jacksonville Beach