Water conservation

Water conservation encouraged by Sarasota County utilities

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL – As Florida enters its dry season, the Sarasota County Utilities Department is encouraging the community to conserve water.

While there is an adequate water supply for customers in unincorporated areas of the county, Utilities Director Mike Mylett said conserving water would help mitigate potential impacts to the system during this dry season, according to a county press release.

“Our customers don’t have to worry about a water shortage. We just ask them to partner with us in using best conservation practices,” Mylett said.

The Peace River Manasota Regional Supply Authority, which serves Charlotte, Desoto and Sarasota counties, as well as the city of North Port, announced that its water treatment plant was affected due to rehabilitation work that began in August. spring.

That, combined with multiple utilities doing repairs to their distribution systems and increased demand for water, is why they are asking all of their regional customers to conserve water, the county said.

UF / IFAS Director of Extension and Sustainability Lee Hayes Byron added that year-round water conservation is also vital and can help mitigate potential impacts during the dry season.

“It is important to pay attention to outdoor activities like following watering restrictions and making sure your irrigation system is working properly, as well as indoor activities like monitoring toilet leaks,” a- she declared.

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