Water-Related News

Hillsborough County Commissioners declare April “Water Conservation Month”

Commissioners also recognize May 16 through May 22 as Florida Water Reuse Week

During the March 3rd Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners meeting, a proclamation was presented recognizing April 2021 as Water Conservation Month, and May 16 through May 22 as Florida Water Reuse Week. Joel Brown, Southwest Florida Water Management District's government affairs regional manager, accepted the recognition.

Since 1999, Hillsborough County has joined the State of Florida and the water management district to promote water conservation through a wide variety of efforts, including community outreach, water use restrictions, agency partnerships, and funding and construction of reclaimed water systems.

After thanking the Board, Brown said it was an honor and privilege to participate in Hillsborough County's recognition of April as Water Conservation Month, and that the increased public outreach to preserve water has produced significant results.

"I am proud to say that the partnership with the County and other municipalities regionally, over $135 million has been invested in conservation efforts, resulting in an estimated 262 million gallons of conservation per day since 1987," he said. "Your adoption of the proclamation today galvanizes this historical commitment to furthering the partnership in reducing the demand and needs of our current and future residents, businesses, and visitors."

The Board also presented a commendation to Waldo Fidele, a driver for Waste Connections of Tampa, whose skilled experience and training resulted in him saving the life of a young boy.