Make a New Year’s Resolution that You Can Keep this Year — Save Water!

BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – People who definitively make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t, according to the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology. This year, make an explicit resolution to save water, not only to help the environment, but to help lower your water bill as well. And since saving money is the third most common resolution made, this one should be at the top of everyone’s list.

The Broward Water Partnership, which includes Broward County and 18 local governments and water utilities, has made it easy and cost-effective for you to keep this resolution. The Partnership set a goal to save 30 million gallons of water per day by providing rebates and other free incentives to qualifying residents. So, how can you participate?

If your home was built before 1994, you likely have older model toilets that are huge water-wasters, accounting for up to 35 percent of your average household’s water consumption. Replace those toilets with new, water-saving models and you could receive a rebate of up to $100 for each old toilet you replace. The immediate savings are impressive, but the long-term benefits you’ll see in your monthly water bill are huge.

To check your eligibility and apply for a rebate, visit

You may also qualify to receive free, low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators. To reduce water use in commercial kitchens, qualified businesses can receive free, pre-rinse spray valves.

Conserving water outdoors is important too, and can be done without harming your landscaping. In fact, overwatering can actually hurt your lawn, resulting in shallow roots, weed growth, disease and fungus. For tips on how to care for your landscape and realize water savings visit NatureScape Broward.

So, as we enter 2014, make a resolution that will not only benefit you and your wallet, but also benefit the environment. Make a resolution to save water!  Take the pledge to save water!

Source Broward County

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About Kerline K. Jules (686 Articles)
A native of Miami, Florida, Kerline Jules is one of South Florida’s leading young professionals and community leaders invested in public service and passionate about elevating the message of social and economic empowerment. Kerline believes a legacy of good intentions is no legacy at all; her very focus is on making sure that her life’s work makes an impact.

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