People’s Knowledge and Behavior about Reclaimed Water for Lawn Irrigation: A City and County Perspectives

Authors: Kamal Alsharif*, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, Natalie Kuraya-Ziyadeh, School of Geosciences, University of South Florida
Topics: Water Resources and Hydrology, Environmental Science, Environmental Perception
Keywords: reclaimed water, lawn irrigation, water management
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Buchanan, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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Reclaimed water (RW) for lawn irrigation is looked at as means to conserve potable water. In this study a comparison of the City of St. Petersburg and the County of Pinellas, Fl residents’ knowledge and behavior towards RW were compared. The study showed that no harmful behavior trends were detected. However lack of communication among the different stakeholders were recorded. It is recommended to have more clear regulations about RW for the City of St. Petersburg. Hence, more education and outreach about fertilizer application and regulation are required.

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