Water Use Efficiency Division
In order for a public water supply utility to implement a cost effective demand management program, and conform to requirements for a water management district permit, a dedicated staff person needs not only to be assigned the water conservation role, but needs to belong to a group of dedicated conservation professionals. The FSAWWA Water Use Efficiency Division offers that opportunity.Study after study has shown that properly planned implementation of water conservation “Best Management Practices” (BMPs) can enhance a utility’s water supply at costs far below that of other “Alternative Water Supplies”.
Join a WUED committee, learn more about conservation best management practices, and help make things happen. For further information on WUED activities or to offer suggestions.
WATER MEANS EVERYTHING!
For our future generations, we need to conserve today! Be a steward of our water community. Educate, empower, inform and enlighten. Click here to watch a video.
WUED Initiatives and Programs
Water Conservation Awards for Excellence
This awards program recognizes outstanding achievements in water efficiency throughout Florida. 2015 applications will be posted in August.
April is Water Conservation Month in Florida
2015 marks the17-year anniversary since April was first established as Water Conservation Month in Florida. During this time, we have made great strides towards understanding the impacts of water efficiency and water conservation programs. To recognize these efforts, the FSAWWA and Florida’s Water Management Districts are once again asking local governments, water utilities and other organizations to adopt a resolution or proclamation declaring April as Water Conservation Month and then report this back to the FSAWWA.
To add your proclamation to the Statewide List of entities proclaiming Water Conservation Month this year, please email your adoption date to Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A sample proclamation for your city and/or county government is found below.
Proclamation Sample -click here
2015 Proclamation Page - click here
2014 Proclamation Page - click here
2013 Proclamation Page - click here
2012 Proclamation Page - click here
Save Water Activity Book
See information below to purchase these 24-page books developed and sold by the T&E Council Water Use Efficiency Division.
Statewide Drop Savers Artwork Contest
2013 Campaign is Over
Plan ahead for 2012! The City of St. Petersburg distributes poster blanks in November and sets the deadline as end of February. They award the winners in conjunction with April Water Conservation Month and continue publicizing through National Drinking Water Week. Check back for new webpage and contact information for this program. For more information - click here
August Water Conservation Issue of Florida Water Resources Journal
Articles for this annual issue are due by late May annually. E-mail Norm Davis at email@example.com.
Conserve Florida is a program originated by the FSAWWA water conservation community in coordination with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and water management districts. Conserve Florida has an online water conservation plan preparation tool and a water use efficiency clearinghouse. This program is staffed by the University of Florida.
Conserve Florida - Learn More
To understand the origin of this effort see: Joint Statement of Commitment - Learn More
AWWA's The Water Efficiency Clearinghouse, WaterWiser, is a valuable source of information.
Waterwiser - Learn More
WUED's Save Water Learning Activity Coloring Book
Purchase the WUED's Save Water Learning Activity and Coloring Book (sample attached). Student artwork from around the state and a fresh child's perspective make this learning activity book popular with children 10 years and younger. Elementary school activities on water conservation are interwoven with coloring and draw your own pages. (24-pages). Use it for PR as well as education by personalizing the front and back with your utility logo plus your contact information on the back cover!
Approximate cost is $.60 per copy plus shipping charges. Minimum order is 1000 copies.
Contact Peggy Guingona
FSAWWA Section Operations Manager
Send your logo at 200 DPI with the exact information that you want placed on the back cover. Include your ordering contact and shipping information. Credit cards accepted. Samples are available upon request.
Regional Conservation Groups
Many workshops and networking meetings are being coordinated through Conservation Groups under the FSAWWA Regions. Contact your Region representatives to find about these groups or volunteer to start one. Region Chairs can be found through the FSAWWA Regions on the homepage.
WUED Vice Chair
We Need Your Help
We are soliciting volunteers with interest in water conservation to assist in serving the Florida Section of the American Water Works. For additional information or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact:
Lisa Krentz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Links and Resources
AWWA Water Conservation Information - Learn More
EPA WaterSense - Learn More
Alliance for Water Efficiency - Learn More
Game for Children Water Conservation and Education Water Busters - Learn More