Every day we’re proud to deliver 3.2 million gallons of high quality water at an affordable cost to 10,400 homes and businesses. On average, our customers use 245 gallons of water per day, but some use much more than that.
We get the water to serve our customers from the Biscayne Aquifer but we get permission to use that water from the South Florida Water Management District. All water suppliers and some water users get permits from the District to use the water resource.
Because there’s so much demand for water—and that demand is growing—the District is changing the way it reviews requests and allocates water. To meet future needs, lots of cities and counties are planning to develop alternative water supplies. Usually, the alternatives require a bigger investment—new technologies, more treatment or other techniques.
But more water, more technology is more money. Instead of investing in adding more water, which will increase water costs, we’re investing in you. If we’re real smart about conservation, we can avoid the far more expensive investment in more facilities, more technologies.