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
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
Lead contamination poses a serious threat to drinking water safety. Both U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) agree that Lead is harmful to health, especially for children. There ... READ MORE
We are so glad to announce that we are launching the "Let's Talk About Ag BMPs" series. The goal of this “Let’s Talk About Ag BMPs” series is to be a source of information on agriculture best management practices.
This session, we met ... READ MORE
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
Yilin Zhuang, regional specialized agent for water resources in the UF/IFAS Extension Central District, has been awarded the Early Career Leadership Achievement Award from the Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals (ANREP).
Zhuang, ... READ MORE
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
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
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