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What is Hard Water?


June 27, 2022

Hard water is a result of dissolved minerals Calcium, Magnesium, and Manganese. Hard water is a very common problem, affecting water in more than 85% of the country (Water Quality Association). The term "hardness" is applied to the soap neutralizing ... READ MORE

Category: Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Drinking Water, Hard Water, Hardness, Secondary Standards, Water, Water Agent, Water Hardness, Water RSA, Water Safety, Water Softener, Water Standards, Yilin Zhuang

Tips and Techniques for Watering Your Florida Lawn


June 20, 2022

When it comes to watering our lawns, many homeowners just set out the sprinkler system, turn it on and let it run for a while, assuming our lawns are getting enough water. The reality is many may be underwatering or overwatering their grass. ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Lawn, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Irrigation, Landscape, Lawn, Lawn Watering, Residential Irrigation, Water, Yard

WATER WEDNESDAY RECAP – HOW CAN I BE A GOOD STORMWATER NEIGHBOR?


April 26, 2022

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

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Lawn, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife
Tags: #WaterWednesday, GI, Green Infrastructure, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Low Impact Development, Stormwater, Water Wednesday

WATER WEDNESDAY PREVIEW – IRRIGATING WITH RECLAIMED WATER


April 25, 2022

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

Category: Events, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Alternative Water, Irrigation, Reclaimed Water, Reuse Water, Water Conservation, Water Protection, Water Supply, Water Wednesday

2022 Private Well and Septic System Webinar Series


February 17, 2022

Interested in learning more about private wells and septic systems in Florida? The UF/IFAS Extension Central District Water Resources program is hosting a series of four webinars for Florida homeowners interested in learning more about your ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Health & Nutrition, Home Management, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Drinking Water, Extension Education, Flooding, Household Water, Onsite Sewer Treatment And Disposal, Private Well, Septic System, Storms, Water RSA, Webinar, Yilin Zhuang

Water Wednesday – All About Water Inside Your House


December 28, 2021

Happy almost New Year! Are you making your new year resolutions? How about adding water conservation onto your list? We will kick off Water Wednesday by introducing some simple actions to reduce water consumption inside your house and protect ... READ MORE

Category: Events, Home Management, Money Matters, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: #WaterWednesday, Event, Indoor Water Saving, Jim Davis, LuAnn Duncan, MREC, Water Conservation, Water Leaks, Water RSA, Water Wednesday, Webinar, Yilin Zhuang

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