Florida sets the standard for water efficiency in the south

Article Posted on May 31, 2017

By: Evelyn S. Gonzalez, Florida International University

Florida leads the south in water efficiency, according to a study examining water use across the United States.

While states in the north have become more water efficient, their southern counterparts have not. Florida is the exception with water use in homes, business and public spaces declining over the past 30 years in the Sunshine State. Broward and Palm Beach were the most efficient counties, while Hardee and DeSoto were the least efficient. These findings are consistent with the national findings that show increased water efficiency in urban areas while rural areas have become less efficient…

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