April 23, 2024

Tavares to Host Educational Water Day Event on Saturday

1.2 min read| Published On: April 23rd, 2024|

By Cindy Peterson

Tavares to Host Educational Water Day Event on Saturday

1.2 min read| Published On: April 23rd, 2024|

Spring is in the air, and on Saturday, April 27, the Utilities Department will host a Water Day Special Event in Wooton Park. Residents can see presentations about Water Conservation, Water Pollution Controls, Wastewater, and opportunities to recycle used Cooking Oil. The goals are to educate kids, parents, residents, homeowners, and businesses on reducing unnecessary water usage and explain stormwater system controls and drainage into lakes, wastewater processes, and effects on the community. 

Water Wise: Preventing Illicit Discharges 

Follow these tips to prevent illicit discharges: 

• Rainwater carried through the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) discharges directly to streams and rivers, meaning anything entering a storm sewer will not be removed at a wastewater treatment plant. This pollution can harm local water quality, fish, and wildlife, drinking water intake, and recreation. 

• Any unauthorized discharge not composed entirely of stormwater is prohibited and considered an illicit discharge. Follow these tips to prevent illegal discharges: 

• Never dump vehicle fluids, grass clippings, leaves, household chemicals, paint, animal waste, car washing soaps, litter, fats, oils, and grease into storm drains. 

• Do not connect sanitary, restaurant waste, or industrial wastewater lines to the storm sewer system. 

• Only uncontaminated water sources can enter a storm sewer: water used for firefighting, fire hydrant, and water line flushing; lawn watering; groundwater; and HVAC condensate. 

If you discover an illicit discharge, please report it to the Stormwater Department at 352-742-6240 

WHEN: Saturday, April 27, 2024: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm 

WHERE: Wooton Park
100 E. Ruby Street Tavares, FL 32778

MORE INFO:  http://www.Tavares.org

Parking is available in the parking garage @ 200 N. Sinclair Ave. 

Photos provided by the City of Tavares

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About the Author: Cindy Peterson

Originally from the small town of Berryville, Arkansas, Cindy has become a multimedia specialist in journalism, photography, videography, and video editing. She has a B.S. in Communications from the University of Central Arkansas and produces Style Magazine's Sports Hub Podcast and the Healthy Living Podcast. She also produces for Beacon College’s Telly Award-winning PBS show, “A World of Difference.” When she isn’t working, Cindy loves traveling the National Parks with her husband , Ryan, and son, David, photographing wildlife.

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