Utility Services

Tap Talk: Drop 1. Water Conservation and Water Use

Understanding Water Conservation & Water Use

The City of Boca Raton as well as all areas of Palm Beach County have been experiencing an extremely dry period for the past three to four months. To put things into perspective - the precipitation for May in Palm Beach County is normally 4.91 inches, however, this year the precipitation was only 0.61 inches (9th driest on record). Because of lack of rainfall and need to irrigate lawns and landscapes more, we at the Utility Services Department have seen water demands increase 25-35%. During times like this, irrigation can account for up to 70% of household water use. 

As we continue to navigate this dry period together, we ask our customers to be mindful of their water use and help in our water conservation efforts. Learn more from Utility Services Director, Chris Helfrich by watching the video above and visit our Water Conservation page.

Faucet filling pitcher with water

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Boca Raton water and wastewater plant

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All new construction, changes of use, and most renovations for residential and commercial projects must be evaluated and approved.

Sprinkler spraying water

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