Tips on Conserving Water
To ensure that Inverness residents have a safe and adequate supply of water today and in the future, all must be actively involved in the protection of our water resources. A key component of this involvement is an understanding of the local water management protection. Information provided though this site has been gathered from various resources available to the public via the internet and print.
Water is managed in the State of Florida through a unique system of water management districts. Southwest Florida Water Management District coordinates with the City of Inverness Public Works Department to make decisions and solve water problems.
There are many ways that you can get involved in protecting our water resources. Some of those are:
- Turning off the water when you are not using it
- Take shorter showers
- Make sure your hose has a shutoff nozzle
- Run the dishwasher only when full
- Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily
Average Water Usage
Listed below is the average amount of water consuption by various household uses. Listed in parentheses is the average amount of water consumed when using a water conserving fixture.
- Shower: 7 gallons per minute (2.5 gallons per minute)
- Bath: 36 gallons when filled to capacity
- Faucets: 3 gallons per minute (2.0 - 2.5 gallons per minute)
- Washing Machines: 55 gallons per load
- Dishwasher: 15 gallons per load
- Lawn Watering: 10 gallons per minute
- Toilet: 6 gallons per flush (1.6 gallons per flush)
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For more information on water use and water saving tips, please visit the Southwest Florida Water Management District website.