Water Conservation & Reclamation in North Central Florida

Water Conservation & Reclamation

H20 is the most important molecule on earth. Our bodies are almost 75% water, and most animals do not survive very long without it. Unfortunately, clean potable water is getting harder and harder to come by. Additionally, it takes an increasing amount of energy and resources to maintain our drinking supply. We have got to make simple changes now to secure our most precious resource for the future.

Conserving water is not as glamorous as conserving energy. There is no immediate payback and it may seem to some that there is an unlimited supply of water. This is simply not the case. There are water shortages across the country. In the Gainesville and Ocala areas, where our water is obtained from the Florida Aquifer, we are lowering the water table and experiencing salt-water intrusion. Building desalination plants are expensive and consume massive quantities of energy, usually obtained from coal or oil.

There is any easy way to secure our water resources into the future. We must make simple changes in water usage and our lifestyle. Our environment provides us with enough water for all our needs; we must make an effort to not be wasteful. We can save some money by doing so, the average household spends as much as $500 per year on its water and sewer bill, but could save about $170 per year by retrofitting with water-efficient fixtures and incorporating water-saving practices.

At Sunshine Plumbing and Gas, we are leaders in the Water Conservation and Reclamation movement in North Central Florida. Whether its rainwater reclamation, grey water systems, water-efficient fixtures or house and business water audits, we can help. We can work with our designs or yours to make the future a reality.


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