Monday, October 17, 2011

Water-use efficiency, or else! - The case of West Palm Beach

The City of West Palm Beach made local headlines last week.

Apparently, due to a confluence of circumstances including severe drought and poor water management, the city may soon exhaust its water supply.

Despite preparing for the worst earlier this year by initiating one day per week watering restrictions, the city (population ~100,000 with utilities also servicing additional residents in un-incorporated areas) still finds itself in a serious situation.

Couple this news with other recent information about salt-water intrusion in South Florida and the need for sustainable and competent water resource management in the region seems especially urgent.

Read about West Palm Beach's water woes here.

View how a municipality in peril engages residents through educational video media here.

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