City Of Melbourne Promotes Conservation Of Water

By  //  April 25, 2013

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National Drinking Water Week Starts May 5

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Community members are being asked to make a pledge to take extra steps to conserve water between May 5 and May 11, as Melbourne observes National Drinking Water Week.

The city of Melburne is asking residents to take extra steps to conserve water during National Drinking Water Week starting May 5. (Shutterstock image)

The city of Melburne is asking residents to take extra steps to conserve water during National Drinking Water Week starting May 5. (Shutterstock image)

Pledge forms are available online at the city’s website (melbourneflorida.org/watercon), and each participant is to receive a ‘cling’ that allows the display of a water conservation message on vehicles.

A city proclamation signed by Melbourne Mayor Kathy Meehan notes that Melbourne wants to “call upon each citizen to protect our sources of water from pollution, practicing water conservation and getting involved in local water issues.”

While Melbourne has an ongoing program to encourage water conservation, the week-long observance is intended to boost community awareness.

“Drinking Water Week  provides an opportunity to underscore the importance of individual action to protect our water resources,” said Jennifer Wilster, Melbourne’s environmental community outreach manager.

Along with the pledge, activities designed to increase awareness include an online water trivia game that is to be available at melbourneflorida.org/watercon. 

A new question is to be posted each day during the observance week, with answers received by e-mail.

Wilster said the first person submitting a correct answer each day will receive a prize.

Bookmarks with water conservation themes are to be distributed at area libraries, displaying artwork and messages created in an earlier contest for students.


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