District launches online pledge program to celebrate Water Conservation Month

MAITLAND, Fla., April 1, 2016 — April is Water Conservation Month and to celebrate the St. Johns River Water Management District is asking everyone to pledge to help reduce water use. The online pledge program launches this Friday, April 1 to raise awareness about simple changes you can make to help conserve Florida’s water supply.

“Water conservation is at the core of our water supply mission,” said St. Johns River Water Management District Executive Director Dr.Ann Shortelle. “This month is the perfect opportunity to remind the community that everyone has the power to take water conservation action and help ensure we use water wisely as well as safeguard future supplies.”

Anyone can take the district’s water conservation pledge by visiting www.sjrwmd.com/waterpledge.html. By taking the online pledge users commit to take at least one action, like installing water-conserving appliances or fixing leaky faucets around the house, to reduce their water use.

April has been formally recognized as Water Conservation Month in Florida for the past 18 years as April is historically one of the driest months of the year in Florida. To take the pledge and for a list of ideas to help reduce water use inside and outside visit www.sjrwmd.com/waterpledge.html.