Monday, February 25, 2008
No More Excuses
By Andy Reid | South Florida Sun-Sentinel
After South Florida's driest back-to-back years on record, a new Web site aims to teach residents and businesses how to save water beyond just turning down sprinklers.
At www.savewaterfl.com, the lessons and tools include adding food coloring to toilet tanks to check for leaks, a "water audit" for users to gauge their water use and tips for planting landscaping less dependent on water.
"What we are trying to do is promote a culture of conservation. This is one of the tools we are going to use," district spokesman Jesus Rodriguez said. The Web site includes pages geared toward residents, businesses, agriculture, government, teachers and the news media.