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- 2013 PIE Center Water Panels full report
- 2013 PIE Center Water Panels executive summary
- Survey of nation's largest cities finds water supplies not as threatened as believed
- Virtual lawn tool lets users test water-saving systems
- Living green: Water conservation quick tips
- Facts about bottled water
- Use, perceptions and barriers to water conservation strategies
- Public policy and water in Florida
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What does the public think about Florida’s water?
The groundwater that Florida so heavily depends upon is being depleted due to high population growth, urban development and the agricultural needs of the state. As one of Florida’s most contentious issues, water conflict is difficult to avoid. The PIE Center recently conducted a survey to gain insight into the public opinion of Florida voters on several water-related topics, as part of a research initiative more than two years in the making. READ MORE.
Measuring public opinion
Quality trumps quantity
Whether the water is for drinking, swimming or fishing, recent research shows Floridians are more concerned about quality than quantity. READ MORE.
Clean drinking water
The vast majority of respondents, 93.0 percent, said that good-tasting and safe drinking water was either highly or extremely important. READ MORE.
Floridians are more concerned about water availability for recreation and golfing than for use in their gardens and lawns. READ MORE.
Between water-efficient toilets and low-flow showerheads, research shows Floridians are saving water at a surprising rate. READ MORE.
While most Floridians will skip running their sprinklers in the rain, few are willing to conserve water by taking shorter showers. READ MORE.
Participants gave a slight indication they would be more supportive of restrictions on water use. READ MORE.
Poor drinking water, closed beaches or prohibitions on eating fish affect almost half of Florida citizens. READ MORE.
When it comes to fun in the sun, three out of four Floridians say they prefer spending their time in the water. READ MORE.
Floridians kept along party lines when asked about the politics behind protecting the environment.
More believe that quality in various bodies of water is getting worse, as opposed to getting better. READ MORE.
Freshwater vs. saltwater
Floridians ranked the importance of plentiful water for rivers and lakes lower than for agriculture and golf courses. READ MORE.
Despite the public’s interest in using reclaimed water, many communities aren’t making it available. READ MORE.
Despite concern for saltwater intrusion, most Floridians are focusing their attention on other issues. READ MORE.
Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico
When it comes to technical terminology, policymakers might have a hard time talking about hypoxia. READ MORE.