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Category: Water

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Water restrictions across Sarasota County


December 15, 2022

Why Do We Have Restrictions? Water used for landscape irrigation poses a significant demand on Sarasota County's water supply. In fact, up to 50% of a household's water use can be attributed to the home's landscape irrigation system. In order ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Management, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Controller, County, Irrigation, Pgm_Water, Restrictions, Sarasota, Water
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Programming your controller


December 6, 2022

Taking charge of your own irrigation programming may seem daunting, but knowing how to use your system's controller is critical in making sure it's running efficiently throughout the year. Follow the steps below to program your controller. Know ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Home Landscapes, Lawn, Turf, UF/IFAS Extension, Water
Tags: Conservation, Controller, How To, Irrigation, Manual, Pgm_Water, Programming, Restrictions, Timer, Water
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Resources for Neighborhoods in Protecting Water Quality


November 9, 2022

Homeowners associations (HOAs) and neighborhoods have critical roles to play in protecting local water quality. HOAs manage thousands of stormwater ponds and countless acres of landscapes across Sarasota County. The way those community assets ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Conservation, Pgm_Admin, Pgm_Chemicals, Pgm_Marine, Pgm_Waste, Pgm_Water, Pond, Preservation, Red Tide, Stormwater, Water, Water Quality

Should I test my private drinking well?

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October 27, 2022

Residents who receive their drinking water through a municipality enjoy peace of mind knowing that their potable water undergoes routine bacteriological testing behind-the-scenes. But how do you know if water from your private well is safe and ... READ MORE

Category: Disaster Preparation, Home Management, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Bleach, Coliform, Disinfectant, Drinking, E. Coli, Escherichia Coli, Pgm_Water, Potable, Test, Well
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Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice annual meeting coming to Florida

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August 19, 2022

Are you working on Climate Change related issues? Do you know the latest tools to assess how resilient your community is? Would like to learn how communities around the Gulf of Mexico are doing about climate change?Please join us at this year’s ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, Water
Tags: Climate Change, Coastal Community, Pgm_Marine, Resiliency

¡Feliz Día Mundial de los Océanos! Maneras fáciles de celebrar ayudando

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June 8, 2022

Hoy, como cada 8 de junio desde 1992, muchas personas en todo el mundo celebran el Día Mundial de los Océanos. Este evento fue creado para abogar e inspirar a las personas, comunidades y naciones a tomar medidas sobre el uso sostenible, la ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Natural Resources, Water, Wildlife, Work & Life
Tags: Conservación De Los Océanos, Día Mundial De Los Océanos, DíaMundialdelosOcéanos, Oceans, Pgm_Marine, Plásticos, World Oceans Day

Left to the elements: what happens to wildlife during hurricanes?


June 1, 2022

As we enter into this year's hurricane season and people are reminded to gather appropriate stocks of water, medicines, pet supplies and nonperishables; be ready to board up their buildings and hunker down... have you ever wondered what ... READ MORE

Category: Coasts & Marine, Conservation, Disaster Preparation, Natural Resources, UF/IFAS Extension, Water, Wildlife
Tags: Hurricane, Nature, Pgm_EcoNR, Weather, Wildlife

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