Water Conservation Workshops | Environment
Polk County, Florida -- April is Water Conservation Month. In Winter Haven great efforts are being made toward creating a sustainable future for water resources. One of those efforts is the Sustainable Water Resource Management Plan, adopted by the Winter Haven City Commission in December 2010.
There are 50 lakes inside the city limits of Winter Haven, all connected to the Floridan aquifer, and serving as the headwaters of the Peace River. The water sustainability plan evaluates water resources in the entire watershed, including Winter Haven, Auburndale, Haines City, Lake Wales and Bartow. The plan presents more than 60 recommendations on how water resources could be better sustained for the future.
Every resident can impact Winter Haven water resources. Learn how you can make an impact at one of two free workshops being offered in April. Both workshops will be held at the Winter Haven Utility Services Building, 401 Sixth St. SW.
Learn how to save up to 25 percent on water use at the SMART Irrigation Controller and Florida Friendly Landscaping Workshop. The event will be 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 10. Lunch will be provided.
Participants in the Introduction to Rain Gardens workshop will learn how to design a rain garden to conserve water and beautify your property using Florida Friendly plants. Plants will be given away. The event is 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 17.
Call Kaye Boone, at 863-298-4482, for more information and to preregister.