Pesticides and fertilizers may be beneficial for your lawns and landscaping. However, when used excessively they can be very detrimental to canal systems and the aquifer which supplies the area's drinking water. Please use them in moderation to preserve our water systems.
The South Florida Water Management District is committed to carrying out its flood control mission, and it needs your help. The Department manages the primary drainage canal system in our region and maintains the associated lands and facilities. Those who live adjacent to District canals or connecting secondary canals often add enhancements to the canal right-of-way. But enhancements may ultimately end up as obstructions to proper drainage and interfere with emergency response. Visit the South Florida Water Management District for more information.