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Using Water Wisely

pie chart showing which household fixtures use the most water

Water is important to every household for drinking, cooking, bathing, cleaning, and landscaping. Water use has increased steadily over time, and conserving our water supply has become more necessary than ever. Water conservation as a way of life can help to lessen the likelihood of future water shortages.

Did You Know?

Although 75 percent of the Earth's surface is covered by water, only 0.6 percent of it is fresh water and available to be used in the home.

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Original website content and design created by Mark Hostetler, Elizabeth Swiman, and Sarah Webb Miller. With the help of UF/IFAS Communications, the current look and functionality was streamlined for the UF/IFAS Extension Solutions for Your Life website. Al Williamson of UF/IFAS Communications uploads the steaming video for each episode. Images on this website were taken prior to national guidelines of face coverings and social distancing. The site is currently maintained and updated by Tom Barnash and Mark Hostetler.