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The Myakka River gently flows as it meanders through Myakka River State Park.

WATER RESOURCES

"Water is one of Sarasota County's most precious resources. We depend on a clean, reliable, safe water supply, not only when we turn on the faucet, but as the foundation of our economy."
– Sarasota County Comprehensive Plan

The central mission of the water resources program is to bring information about the water cycle to the forefront of all water discussions in order to engage citizens and train leaders to address the water quantity and quality issues affecting Sarasota County.

THE WATER CYCLE CONNECTS US

The water cycle connects us, not only to one another but to animals, plants, and people across Florida. We are connected to our streams and bays by our faucets and laundries, to our regional and statewide neighbors by our surface and groundwater supplies, and to our neighborhood ponds and lakes by our yards and streets. Understanding the power of the water cycle to connect and unite individuals may inspire each to take action with the hope that their neighbors will do the same. It is through individual action that a conservation ethic grows, an ethic that is necessary to sustain and protect our water supply and preserve our quality of life.

Four programs will aid in this central mission:

Make the Pledge

Commit to a growing water conservation ethic and receive free water-saving devices

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Learn how swales and bioswales help manage stormwater and water quality, and what you can do to help
The Water Cycle

Connects Us

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