At the Thursday, March 30th meeting, the Cocoa City Council issued a proclamation declaring the month of April 2023 as Water Conservation Month. This follows the State's annual designation of April as Florida's Water Conservation Month, which is meant to educate citizens about how we can all help save Florida's precious water resources.
2023 is the 25th anniversary since April was first established as Water Conservation Month in Florida. During this time, we have made great strides toward understanding the impacts of water efficiency and water conservation programs. More than ever, water conservation is becoming more critical across our great state.
This year, Water Conservation Month centers around water loss from leaky faucets, toilets and irrigation.
Water conservation is the most important action we can take to sustain our water supplies, meet future needs, and reduce demands on Florida's water dependent ecosystems such as springs, rivers, lakes, and wetlands. The average household's leaks account for 10,000 gallons of water wasted every year, the equivalent of the amount of water needed to do 270 loads of laundry. Approximately 10% of our homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more of water per day. Repairing simple leaks can save homeowners about 10% on their water bill.
Cocoa Utilities Department urges its customers to repair leaks and to do their part in saving Florida's water. Not just in April, but all year and always. You can learn more about how to save water and how to check for leaks at Conservation.