Water Forum- The Status and Future of our Water Supply
This event was sponsored by the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department and the League of Women Voters of Alachua County/Gainesville to educate citizens about our water resources. Below are the videos and PowerPoint presentations from this well attended event.
Water Conservation Initiative Report
Alachua County Environmental Protection staff have completed the final draft of the Water Conservation Initiative Report. This staff report, requested by the Board of County Commissioners, provides a menu of opportunities to improve local water conservation efforts.
The report identifies opportunities for more effective local government roles in increasing water conservation such as land use and low impact development incentives. It confirms that effective water conservation requires cooperation, collaboration, and communication among citizens and all levels of government, business, and non-governmental organizations.
"This report outlines best and 'next' practices that can help our citizens reduce water consumption to better protect our creeks, lakes, springs, and water supply and to provide for a more resilient water future for Alachua County" said Chris Bird, Alachua County Environmental Protection Department Director.
Click here to download a copy of the report.
We all rely upon the aquifer, including the springs. Click HERE to view the Suwannee River Water Management Districts latest report on the hyrologic conditions of the rivers, springs, and groundwater that makes our area so unique.