April is Water Conservation Month

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Water Conservation is so important!

As we enter April, typically a dry month in Florida, we’re focusing additional attention on water conservation. The Board of County Commissioners will approve a proclamation designating April as Water Conservation Month (See the proclamation below.) Many local governments throughout the state have approved similar proclamations, showing their support for water conservation and urging residents to take action.

For example, homeowners who have in-ground sprinkler systems often use 50 percent of their household water irrigating the landscape. An irrigation system that is efficient and correctly scheduled (only when needed and only on designated watering days) can save about half of that water use resulting in an average annual savings on your water bill.

We are proud that our local governments and many businesses and individuals are serious about water conservation and protecting Florida’s water.

As we enter Water Conservation Month, see more tips on how to save water here!

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PROCLAMATION

DESIGNATING APRIL 1 THROUGH APRIL 30, 2021, AS WATER CONSERVATION MONTH IN INDIAN RIVER COUNTY

WHEREAS, water is a basic and essential need of every living creature; and

WHEREAS, The State of Florida, Water Management Districts and Indian River County are working together to increase awareness about the importance of water conservation; and

WHEREAS, Indian River County and the State of Florida has designated April, typically a dry month when water demands are most acute, Florida’s Water Conservation Month, to educate citizens about how they can help save Florida’s precious water resources; and

WHEREAS, Indian River County has always encouraged and supported water conservation, through various educational programs and special events; and

WHEREAS, every business, industry, school and citizen can make a difference when it comes to conserving water; and
WHEREAS, every business, industry, school and citizen can help by saving water and thus promote a healthy economy and community; and

WHEREAS, Indian River County is calling upon each citizen and business to help protect our precious resource by practicing water-saving measures and becoming more aware of the need to save water.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, that the month of April 2021, be designated as WATER CONSERVATION MONTH in Indian River County, and all citizens are encouraged to use this occasion to increase their awareness of the importance of water conservation and the need to use water more efficiently.

Adopted this 6th day of April, 2021