Water Conservation Programs
City of Boynton Beach - WaterWise™
Students and teachers of the Utilities service area enjoyed another successful year of the WaterWise program. This water and energy conservation program, sponsored by the City and taught in fifth grade classrooms throughout our service area, teaches students the importance of conservation through classroom activities and the installation of water saving devices in their own homes. Their response to WaterWise was overwhelmingly positive. 1,138 students and their teachers participated in 2013, with an estimated savings of 5.5 million gallons of water per year. That's enough water to supply the 102,000 customers we serve for about half a day. Please remember to "Save some water for a sunny day!"
Water is a shared resource that interconnects the environment, economy and our quality of life in South Florida. Just as abundant water gives vitality to the region, a lack of water strains natural resources, stifles economic growth and periodically disrupts our daily routines. As Florida's population increases, so does the need for all residents to conserve.
Water conservation increases the available water supply from existing sources to support new economic growth. It is also more immediate, significantly less costly and more energy efficient than developing new sources of water.
Residents and businesses should follow the South Florida Water Management District's Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Rule, which limits landscape irrigation to two days a week. While landscape irrigation using reclaimed water is not restricted, residents and businesses are encouraged to conserve water voluntarily. Failure to observe the SFWMD’s water restrictions could result in fines ranging from $25 for the first offense to $250 for a third offense. For more information, call the SFWMD’s toll-free Water Conservation Hotline at (800) 662-8876 or visit www.sfwmd.gov