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April is “Water Conservation Month” in the City of Melbourne

Post Date:03/30/2017 10:41 AM

Water drop. Image by Davide Restivo via Wikimedia Commons

The Melbourne City Council has proclaimed April 2017 to be “Water Conservation Month” in an effort to encourage all citizens to find ways to help protect our precious resources by practicing water conservation measures and becoming more aware of the need to conserve water.

“Our quality of life and the economy depend upon a reliable, clean, and available supply of water and a healthy environment,” said Melbourne Mayor Kathy Meehan. “Every business, industry, school and citizen can make a difference by saving water and promoting a healthy economy and community.”

During the month of April, the City of Melbourne will be publishing water conservation tips on its Facebook and Twitter pages as a way to remind everyone of the simple steps they can take to conserve water. For example:

  • Turn off the water as you brush your teeth, wash your face or shave. Faucets left in the open running position waste from 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.

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

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