April proclaimed as ‘Water Conservation Month’

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SRWMD recognizes April as Water Conservation Month The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board has joined with other agencies and local governments throughout Florida in designating April as Water Conservation Month.

The proclamation calls upon residents, businesses and visitors to protect our precious water resources by practicing and promoting water conservation measures both indoors and outdoors.

The District is encouraging local governments within its boundaries to adopt a similar proclamation during March or April. As of March 26, the following local governments have adopted a proclamation: Alachua, Bradford, Baker, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor and Union counties; the Cities of Chiefland and Newberry; and the Towns of Brooker and Greenville.

The District expects other counties and municipalities over the next few weeks to consider adopting the water conservation proclamation. All local governments who adopt the proclamation are recognized on the District’s website at www.mysuwanneeriver.com/waterconservation.

“We are pleased to have 100 percent participation from our 15 counties and to know that many of our cities and towns are following suit,” said District Executive Director Ann Shortelle.

The District also is conducting various outreach and educational opportunities to commemorate Water Conservation Month, including encouraging water conservation education within school systems and providing water conservation presentations throughout our communities.

“Every agricultural operation, business, industry, school, resident and visitor can help by conserving water and thus promote a healthy economy and community,” said Shortelle. “Our activities during Water Conservation Month are directed at educating the public about the importance of water conservation and that it is vital we all do our part to conserve water each day.”

Visit www.mysuwanneeriver.com/waterconservation to find ways to save water indoors and outdoors and to learn more about the District’s efforts during Water conservation Month.