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1 Water Where- with-all Coral Springs Government Academy June 28, 2012 Carole Morris Intergovernmental Representative Government & Community Affairs SFWMD

2 Who we are Broward Martin Charlotte Charlotte * Charlotte Monroe Collier Okeechobe eOkeechobe e* Okeechobe e Miami- Dade Miami- Dade OrangeOrange* Orange Glades OsceolaOsceola* Osceola Hendry Palm Beach Palm Beach Highlands Highlands * Highlands PolkPolk* Polk Lee St. Lucie St. Lucie

3 Covers an 18,000 square-mile region: 3 16 counties; 7.5 million residents16 counties; 7.5 million residents Regional responsibilitiesRegional responsibilities Water QualityWater Quality Flood ControlFlood Control Natural SystemsNatural Systems Water SupplyWater Supply West WestPalmBeach Who we are and what we do

4 4 History Flood and Drought Dredge and Drain the Swamp 1948 US Congress authorized a flood control project 1949 Florida created a regional agency to operate the system

5 Todays C&SF System 2,669 miles of canals and levees 160 major drainage basins 1,290 water control structures 66 pump stations 9 Regional Field Stations & Headquarters

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7 7 Two Seasons…Wet & Dry

8 Roller Coaster of Weather Extremes 8

9 Current Conditions Water Shortage Warning rescinded Average to above average rainy season forecast Early start to rainy season replenished supplies Year Round water conservation measures targeting outdoor irrigation

10 Year-round landscape irrigation measures Adopting and incorporating Florida- friendly landscaping Retrofitting of water- guzzling fixtures and appliances 10 Implementing Water Conservation Program

11 11 Florida-Friendly Landscaping Nine principles: Right plant, right place Right plant, right place Water efficiently Water efficiently Fertilize appropriately Fertilize appropriately Mulch Mulch Attract wildlife Attract wildlife Manage yard pests responsibly Manage yard pests responsibly Recycle Recycle Reduce storm water runoff Reduce storm water runoff Protect the waterfront Protect the waterfront

12 12 Fix that Leak One drop per second from a leaky faucet = 3,150 gallons per year! One drop per second from a leaky faucet = 3,150 gallons per year! 10,000 homes = 31.5 million gallons!!! 10,000 homes = 31.5 million gallons!!! Replace old fixtures & appliances Install low-flow toiletsInstall low-flow toilets Replace old showerheadsReplace old showerheads Add aerators to faucetsAdd aerators to faucets Use more efficient dishwashers and washing machinesUse more efficient dishwashers and washing machines Retrofit Water-Guzzlers

13 13 Change Your Habits, too! Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth or rinsing vegetables Take shorter showers Dont use toilet as a waste basket Wash full laundry and dish loads Little things can make a big difference!

14 14 Benefits of Year-Round Conservation Reduces wasteful water use Saves money Helps stretch wet season water supplies through drier months Reduces severity of potential water shortages

15 Before and After the Storm SFWMD Role: Monitor weather conditions and water levels around-the- clock As needed, open gates to lower water levels in primary canals in anticipation of expected inflows During and after heavy rains, route excess water through waterways to storage or coastal discharge points

16 Before and After the Storm Optimum flood control is a three-tiered system – functioning much like a roadway system

17 Before and After the Storm It starts in your community…

18 Before and After the Storm Major canals receive inflows and move water into storage or discharge to the coast

19 Before and After the Storm Secondary canals connect to farm and neighborhood systems

20 For more information:


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