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Water Conservation & Saltwater Intrusion

As Miami-Dade County's primary source of drinking water, the Biscayne Aquifer is susceptible to saltwater instrusion. With increasing water demands, a growing population and the effects of sea level rise, water conservation is crucial to preserve the aquifer and make it more resilient to these pressures. View the County's Story Map developed by the Office of Resilience for an overview of how sea level rise affects the County and what it's doing to adapt. In the story map, click on the "Saltwater Intrusion" tab to learn how conserving water can reduce this threat.

Saltwater Intrusion

Miami Dade County developed a 20-year Water Use Efficiency Plan implementing strategies to promote water conservation to residents. These strategies include financial rebates promoting the use of high efficiency fixtures in homes and businesses and conducting outreach throughout the county educating residents on the importance of conserving water.

In addition, the county has enacted water use efficiency-legislation including permanent landscape irrigation restrictions, ordinances requiring Florida Friendly landscaping in new construction and in right of ways, and the installation of high efficiency plumbing fixtures in new construction.

What can you do to help? Take a shorter shower. Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth and shaving. Install high efficiency fixtures in your home. Think about your water use. These efforts will be effective in reducing your water use while developing a resilient water supply into the future while mitigating the effects of saltwater instrusion.

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