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Water Consumption

Stats: Tightening the Spigot

Cynthia Barnett | 12/1/2007

Florida’s per-capita water consumption is finally on the decline, according to a new report from the U.S. Geological Survey. Floridians used an average 157.5 gallons a day in 2005, down from 174 gallons a day in 2000. The Southwest Florida Water Management District, which has the state’s most aggressive conservation campaign, led the decline. Its residents used an average 137.6 gallons a day in 2005. South Florida’s residents are the most wasteful, using an average 179 gallons per person per day.

Tightening the Spigot
Area
Daily Water Use
(gallons per capita)
South Florida Water Management District 179.0
Northwest Florida Water Management District 162.1
Suwannee River Water Management District 157.9
St. Johns River Water Management District 150.4
Southwest Florida Water Management District 137.6
Florida Average 157.5
Source: U.S. Geological Survey

Tags: Environment

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