What can we do to keep from paying higher costs for alternative water supplies?

The simple answer is to conserve more water. Areas in Texas and California that are experiencing severe water shortages are using approximately 60 to 70 gallons per person per day. In Winter Haven, we are using an average of 115 gallons per person per day. Approximately half of the water we pump from the pure Floridan Aquifer is used for irrigation, which could use a lesser quality and less expensive source. Conserving water we use for irrigation and treating water as a precious resource are the first steps.

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1. Need to know where my water lines are?
2. Where does our water come from?
3. Why does winter haven need to start looking for alternative sources of water?
4. What can we do to keep from paying higher costs for alternative water supplies?
5. Why can’t we use treated wastewater (reuse) as a water supply supplement?
6. What is the polk regional water cooperative, and what role do they play in alternative water supplies?
7. What is the peace creek integrated water supply plan?
8. Will utility bills go up in the future?
9. Why do residents pay more for wastewater treatment than water supply?