DATE: December 6, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Asif Ali, Broward County
Natural Resources Planning and Management Division
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - The Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (FSAWWA) named the Broward Water Partnership "Best in Class" for its significant water conservation efforts during their annual Water Conservation Awards of Excellence 2013 conference held earlier this month in Orlando, Fla.
The Broward Water Partnership competed against applicants from all over the state and was ultimately selected as the Best in Class. This milestone marks the second consecutive year the Partnership has been recognized. Last year, the Partnership’s conservation program was recognized by the National Association of Counties.
Broward County and 18 cities and water utilities have partnered to help residents obtain rebates and conserve water when they purchase a new, high-efficiency toilet. The Broward Water Partnership continues to offer rebates to qualified homeowners through its Conservation Pay$ program.
The Broward Water Partnership would like to congratulate and thank all program partners for their hard work and continued support. Residents and businesses in participating communities can still participate in this award-winning program by picking up free water-efficient devices such as low-flow faucet aerators and water-efficient showerheads.
Also, if your home was built before 1994, you likely have older model toilets that are huge water-wasters, accounting for up to 35 percent of your average household’s water consumption. Replace those toilets with new, water-saving models and you could receive a rebate of up to $100 for each old toilet you replace (pre-approval required). The immediate savings are impressive, but the long-term benefits are infinite.
To find out if you qualify for any of these programs, or to find other tips on how to save, visit ConservationPays or call 1-800-270-9794.