Water Down: University of Florida Extension Workshops Save More than Water in Current Drought

For the past few months, Florida has been experiencing an extreme drought, but the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension program has saved nearly 65 million gallons of water – all through community outreach.

The UF Extension conducted water-saving workshops tackle common household problems like water retention, irrigation practices, and more. The workshops helped to educate Floridians on not just conservation strategies, but the benefits of water conservation, such as saving money. With over 87,000 people participating in 2016, it’s no wonder the workshops achieved such success!

So far, using less water has resulted in savings of over $200,000 for Floridians – read more about the workshops’ impact here.


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