Water Quality and Conservation

2016 Brevard County Water Summit Presentations

The following presentations were given at our water summit in February.

Floridan Aquifer and Groundwater FAQs

In Florida, we are surrounded by water: lakes, canals, springs, estuaries, and even the ocean, but most of our tap water comes from ground water mostly found in the Floridan aquifer. What is an aquifer? An aquifer is a body of rock saturated with water that can easily move. In Florida, that water moves into wells or springs. If you have ever dug a hole in Florida and found water, you reached the water table. The water table is the upper zone of the aquifer. There are other aquifers in Florida, but the Floridan aquifer is the principal source of ground water for Brevard County. Read More

What Floridians Think They Know About Water Quality and Quantity

The University of Florida IFAS Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) recently released a report based upon the “Public Opinions of Water in Florida” survey. Taken by 749 Florida residents, the survey assessed public opinions related to water quality and quantity issues in Florida. Read More.

Importance of Water as a Resource

The University of Florida IFAS Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) released a report in February based upon the “Public Opinions of Water in Florida” survey. Taken by 749 Florida residents, the survey assessed public opinions related to water quality and quantity issues in Florida. When asked how important they considered ten different Florida issues, water is listed as #3 after healthcare (#1) and the economy (#2) in order of importance. Read more.

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