2016 Rain Barrel Workshop Series
Join us for a rain barrel workshop and learn how rain barrels can help you conserve water, save money, and reduce stormwater runoff!
Please sign up for one of the following workshops:
September 24, 2016 - Pleasant City Community Center, 10:00-11:30am, RSVP today!
October 13, 2016 - Coleman Park Community Center, 6:00-7:30pm, RSVP today!
October 22, 2016 - South Olive Community Center, 10:00-11:30am, RSVP today!
October 29, 2016 - Howard Park Community Center, 10:30am-noon, RSVP today!
November 3, 2016 - Gaines Park Community Center, 6:00-7:30pm, RSVP today!
Please note: Participants must provide their Water Account Number when registering.
2017 Toilet Voucher Program
The City's 2017 toilet voucher program will begin accepting applications in October of 2016. Keep an eye out for the application form online or the downloadable PDF.
Keep in mind the rules for the program are as follows:
- The property must be in the city of West Palm Beach or have a water utility account with the city.
- The utility account must be current, meaning paid up to date.
- The property must be built prior to 1996.
- Applicants cannot reapply if they have recieved the maximum number of toilets for their property in previous years.
WPB Public Utilities and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability are kicking off a new water conservation and customer engagement pilot program.
WPB WaterSmart will enable you to:
· Track your water usage
· Reduce your water consumption
· Save on your monthly water bill
· Take advantage of incentives and free offers
· Learn about utility advancements
The WPB WaterSmart online portal will be open to all residential West Palm Beach water utility customers and is accessible at wpb.org/watersmart.
The online portal features information on your water consumption, utility and sustainability programs, available incentives, and water use recommendations.
A group of utility customers will be selected to participate in the pilot program. Pilot program participants will receive six free home water reports with customized water use information and recommendations. If you are part of the pilot program and would like to take the participant survey online, please visit wpb.org/watersmartsurvey.
The City Of West Palm Beach Public Utilities Department is a member of the U.S. Water Alliance
, and is moving toward the concept of One Water Management.
"Water is valuable, renewable and integrally connected to decisions made on the land, in the watershed, and within communities. The 21st century poses increasing demands on its available quantity and quality. Population growth, urban development, land use and climate change, among other factors, make water management one of the most significant challenges facing societies today. As science and engineering have advanced, so has our understanding of natural systems and management strategies to better conserve, protect and use this precious resource. Quality and quantity efficiencies are being found in more holistic approaches to water, with green infrastructure complementing gray and centralized systems working in concert with decentralized systems. Promising technology and innovations in resource recovery as well as the expansion of water reuse programs have the potential for creating sustainable and thriving communities." - One Water
Millions of Gallons (MG) Saved Through Our Programs
The City's Water Conservation Programs strive to reduce the demand for water in a phased manner that will not only reduce water consumption but reduce utility bills and help to orient people's behavior in a way to conserve resources. The programs address Water and Resource Conservation goals within the City’s Sustainability Action Plan through increasing education and awareness within the community and providing vouchers for High Efficiency Showerheads, Faucet Aerators and Toilets to both residential and commercial customers within the WPB Public Utilities service area. This results in real water and monetary savings for the community while reducing demand side water use. These programs go hand-in-hand with our PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy), D.O.E. Better Buildings Challenge and D.O.E. Better Buildings Challenge Water Pilot programs.
Developed by the Southwest Florida Water Management District in 2002, Water Champ is a free public education program that helps hotels and motels save water, improve energy efficiency and reduce operating costs. West Palm Beach has successfully implemented this program and over 50% of WPB hotels/motels are participating.
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