Florida is known as the Sunshine State. In fact, it rains a lot here. The annual rainfall amounts range from 40 to 60 inches depending on the location (Florida Climate Center. 2016), which in turns generates a lot stormwater runoff. When it ... READ MORE
Florida is known as the Sunshine State. Take central Florida where Mid-Florida Research and Education Center is for example, on average, there are 233 sunny days per year in Orlando. In addition to the sunshine, I would also like to call Florida ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Extension Central District team hopes you will save-the-date for our Water Wednesday Workshop: Ways to Create Your Own Florida-Friendly Landscape on March 30th at the Lake County Discovery Gardens.
The event will take place from ... READ MORE
This month Water Wednesday will feature Urban Agriculture!
What is Urban Agriculture? According to U.S. EPA, "Urban Agriculture is part of a local food system where food is produced within an urban area and marketed to consumers within that ... READ MORE
This month Water Wednesday will feature Reclaimed Water!
Reclaimed water is all around you and you probably don’t even realize it! Walk outside and look down at your sprinklers. Are they purple? If the answer is yes, that’s reclaimed water! ... READ MORE
Although rainwater harvesting has been practiced for thousands of years, recent concerns over water supplies and the environment have prompted a renewed interest in this method of water sourcing. A rainwater harvesting system is the collection ... READ MORE
The Atlantic hurricane season extends from June 1 through November 30. NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance ... READ MORE
All water filters are not created equal!
There are filters that remove impurities. There are filters that remove bacteria and there are some that just make your water taste better! It is important to know the results of your water tests and ... READ MORE
Private Wells 101: Bacterial Contamination and Shock Chlorination
JUST PUBLISHED: Looking for information on how to treat bacterial contamination in your private well with shock chlorination? Check out our newest UF/IFAS Extension Publication, ... READ MORE