City of Fort Lauderdale - Public Works - Water Services - Facts About Your Water
City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Venice of America

Utilities Division

Facts About Your Water

Did You Know:

  • Water is the most common substance found on Earth. The Earth's surface is 80% water.
  • Only 3% of the water on Earth is freshwater. Of that 3%, only 1% is available as drinking water. The other 2% is frozen in the polar ice caps.
  • Each of us uses almost 183 gallons of water each day.
  • The human body consists of almost two-thirds water. Water makes up 70% of the brain.
  • Humans need about 2.5 quarts of water a day for good health.
  • City water costs from 89¢ to $2.32 per 1,000 gallons compared to $1 per gallon of store-bought bottled water.
  • The City of Fort Lauderdale Public Works Department is responsible for the delivery of clean, safe water to customers through:

From its source to your tap, the City of Fort Lauderdale provides millions of gallons of water every day. From the cleaning and filtering processes, to testing and monitoring in state-certified labs, you are guaranteed a clean, safe supply of water for everyday use.

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