Citrus County wins EPA water conservation award

Youth sporting a water-drop-shaped Mardi Gras mask to celebrate Water Sense Fix a Leak Week at the March 2020 Shrimpapalooza festival.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Citrus County with a third WaterSense Sustained Excellence Award for its dedication to helping consumers save water and promoting WaterSense and water efficiency throughout 2020.

The award was announced during the WaterSmart Innovations (WSI) Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, along with 33 other utilities, manufacturers, builders, retailers, and other organizations that partner with WaterSense to promote water-efficient products, homes, and programs.

WaterSense, a voluntary partnership program sponsored by EPA, is both a label for water-efficient products and homes and a resource for helping consumers learn ways to save water. Since the program started in 2006, WaterSense labeled products have helped consumers and businesses save 5.3 trillion gallons of water—enough water to supply all households in the United States with water for 200 days! In addition to water savings, WaterSense has helped reduce the amount of energy needed to heat, pump, and treat water by 603 billion kilowatt hours and save $108 billion in water and energy bills.

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Inverness teacher heads to Washington for C-SPAN’s 2019 Educators’ Conference

Inverness Middle School teacher Rick Nelson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Inverness Middle School teacher Rick Nelson, will attend one of two C-SPAN Educators’ Conferences for an immersive experience with C-SPAN’s educational resources.

Nelson, a social studies teacher, is one of 32 educators from across the nation selected to attend the middle school conference July 22-23.

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