Water conservation is vital to ensure we have a reliable source of water for today and future generations. We all must do our part!
Our water sources are the Biscayne Aquifer and the Floridian Aquifer. The Biscayne Aquifer is located approximately 10 to 200 feet below ground and is composed of porous limestone rock, which contains many tiny cracks and holes. This aquifer is replenished when the rain percolates down through the ground. Water from the Biscayne Aquifer is treated by lime softening or nanofiltration processes.
In contrast, our second source of water is the Floridian Aquifer, a deep aquifer located approximately 1,250 feet below ground. Water from the Floridian Aquifer is brackish and is processed with reverse osmosis, a membrane treatment process that is capable of removing high concentrations of salt and other contaminants from the water.
The following resources contain information on how you can make a difference: