DATE: April 22, 2013
CONTACT: Serene Chang, Water and Wastewater Services
Broward County Water and Wastewater Services has received a 2013 Public Education Award for their “No Frog. No Clog.” campaign from the Florida Water Environment Association (FWEA).
The FWEA Public Education Awards recognize individuals, organizations or events and campaigns for significant accomplishments that foster and support the development of public outreach programs and integrate public education as a core element of wastewater and water utility planning and management.
"No Frog. No Clog." has been a successful ongoing educational campaign that has fostered inter-agency and community partnerships with the goal of raising the public's awareness of the proper disposal of Fats, Rags, Oil and Grease (FROG) and its environmental impact.
"We are very excited to receive this award," said Terry Karda, operations director of Water and Wastewater Services. "We are always seeking innovative ways to reduce human impact and protect our water resources."
In 2012, the campaign resulted in a 17 percent reduction in the time and labor spent on “deragging” master pump stations, saving money and enhancing quality of service from the water utility.
Water and Wastewater Services provides water and wastewater management services and safe drinking water for 59,000 customers, regional wastewater services for over 600,000 residents, and storm water and canal services that support aquifer recharge and flood management throughout Broward County.
For more information on "No Frog. No Clog." or the Water and Wastewater Services, visit broward.org/waterservices.