City of Melbourne Designates April as Water Conservation Month

By  //  March 27, 2022

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Offers simple ways to conserve water

Melbourne Mayor Paul Alfrey presents the 2022 Water Conservation Month proclamation to James Cannon, St. Johns River Water Management District Intergovernmental Coordinator. (City of Melbourne image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The City of Melbourne is joining with other municipalities and the St. Johns River Water Management District in designating April 2022 as Water Conservation Month.

During the month of April, which is typically a dry month when water demands are most acute, the City of Melbourne will be sharing water conservation tips on its website and social media pages to help educate residents about how they can help save Florida’s precious water resources.

Every business, industry, school, and citizen can make a difference by saving water and promoting a healthy economy and community.

Here are some simple ways to conserve water:

 Turn off the water as you brush your teeth, wash your face or shave. Faucets left in the open running position can waste several hundred to several thousand gallons of water per day.
Find and fix leaks. A leaky faucet or toilet can waste thousands of gallons of water each month.
Install low-flow toilets and showerheads. Rebates are available from the City of Melbourne for installing low-flow toilets.
Irrigate grass and outdoor plants only when they need it, properly maintain your irrigation system, and choose plants that require minimal water. Follow seasonal watering restrictions.
Install a rain barrel to capture and store rainwater that flows off your rooftop. Harvested rainwater can be used to water your lawn and landscaped areas, fill ponds or fountains, and wash cars. The City of Melbourne offers $50 rebates to Melbourne residents who install rain barrels.

Find out if you can connect your irrigation system to the City’s reclaimed water distribution system. Using reclaimed water helps extends our traditional water supply by safely recycling an average of 2.2 million gallons of water every day.

For more information or advice on how to save water, please contact the City of Melbourne’s ECO Division at 321-608-5080.

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