Broward Water Partnership aimed at reducing consumption


Pembroke Pines and Miramar are part of a county effort to encourage water conservation.

The county has teamed with 18 cities to create the Broward Water Partnership. Through it, cities are offering rebates of up to two rebates per household for up to $100 each to replace aging toilets that use more than 1.6 gallons per flush with newer, more efficient models that use 1.28 gallons or less.

“Just by changing toilets, residents can reduce their overall water consumption by 30 percent,” said Jennifer Jurado, director of the county’s Natural Resources Planning and Management Division.Jurado said the goal was to offer a coordinated program covering as much of the county as possible. In the past, cities like Cooper City have offered rebates for residents who swapped out old toilets or installed more efficient irrigation systems. Other cities have offered free handouts of more efficient faucets and shower heads.

“It goes back several years, and we’ve struggled on coordinating a water conservation program,” Jurado said… Read more.