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SFWMD holding seminars on water grants available large water users

Program provides grants for projects that save millions of gallons of water each year
WHAT: The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will host a series of seminars to provide information on funding assistance for water conservation projects through the Water Savings Incentive Program (WaterSIP). The seminars will include a general overview of the water conservation program and a review of critical dates for the application process.

Created in 2002, WaterSIP provides matching grants up to $50,000 to water providers and large users for installing water-saving technology. Qualifying WaterSIP projects include high-efficiency irrigation equipment, low-flow indoor plumbing retrofits and soil moisture and rain sensors.

For Fiscal Year 2010, the SFWMD Governing Board approved nearly $460,000 in WaterSIP funding for 13 water conservation projects throughout South Florida. The projects will save an estimated 238 million gallons of water per year.

For more information about the Water Savings Incentive Program, please visit

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Estero Recreation Center
Lee County Parks & Recreation
9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd.
Estero, FL 33928

Contacts for more information:
Sally McPherson: (239) 338-2929, ext. 7783
Lisa Koehler: (239) 263-7615

Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. SFWMD Fort Lauderdale Field Station
2535 Davie Road
Davie, FL 33317

Contact for more information:
Jose Lopez: (ext. 4980

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. SFWMD Martin/St. Lucie Service Center
780 S.E. Indian St.
Stuart, FL 34997

Contact for more information:
Gardenia Long: (772) 223-2600

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 11 a.m. – noon SFWMD Orlando Service Center
1707 Orlando Central Parkway
Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32809

Contact for more information:
Bridgett Tolley: (407) 858-6100, ext. 3806

WHO: Local governments, utilities, homeowner and condominium associations and other large industrial, commercial and institutional water users are encouraged to attend.

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Feb 8 2010. Filed under Broward County, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Local news, Water management. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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