Media Release

Alachua County Seeks Input on Water Conservation

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 4:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (ACEPD) has launched a new website for providing updates on their current Water Conservation Initiative.  This initiative is in response to an Alachua County Commission  request for a comprehensive inventory of effective strategies and techniques to achieve more water conservation, and less water consumption.

The first drafts of the individual chapters (Introduction, Agricultural Irrigation, Landscape Irrigation, Water Pricing, Industrial/Commercial/Institutional, Homeowner/Indoor water use, and Reuse of Reclaimed Water) can be downloaded by clicking here 

ACEPD would like citizen input on the chapters and is specifically hoping to receive the following feedback:

  1. Are there additional practices and references that should be included?
  2. Do you know of local examples of entities demonstrating good water conservation practices?
  3. Are there specific practices that citizens feel strongly in favor of or against?

Each chapter has an associated email address where comments can be sent.

For more information, contact Gus Olmos with ACEPD at 352-264-6806 or


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).