Water Conservation Campaign Begins May 2
(Left to right - Chris Zettel, Corporate Communications Officer; Councillor Bob Whetham; Councillor Liz Schatschneider; Acting Mayor Angus Davis)
Cranbrook BC (May 2, 2011) – ‘Make Wiser Water Choices’ – that’s the message this summer as the City of Cranbrook kicks off its 2011 Water Conservation Public Education program today.
"I am excited for this year’s initiative and hope to really build on the great public response we had around our water program last summer," says Chris Zettel, Corporate Communications Officer for the City of Cranbrook. "We have a couple of new objectives on tap for 2011; an article series is in the works about our watershed and water distribution system, a more comprehensive Water information page on our website and a few fun promotional items we’ll be giving away this year."
Along with today’s launch of the Water Conservation education campaign, the 2011 Low Flow Toilet Rebate program is available with applications ready for pick up at City Hall or for download from the City’s website today.
Three significant key objectives of the 2011 Water Conservation public education campaign include creating and maintaining public awareness of the importance of use water wisely; raising the profile of Public Works by educating the public on what is done to provide each of us in the City with clean, clear potable drinking water and reduce overall water consumption city-wide.
Over the course of the summer, the City will be providing information about wise water use through the local media, the City’s website and through a couple of information booths at the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market. Rosie, the Fire Hydrant will return in her role as the Water Conservation Mascot, the Community Liaison is back visiting each neighbourhood and the very popular Low Flow Toilet Rebate program also returns.
"We had great success with last year’s education program overall and want to continue spreading the message about making wiser water choices," Zettel says. "We are not here preach to you about how to use your water, we simply want to people to step back and ask themselves – ‘Am I getting the most out of the water I am using?’ and offer some tips and advice to hopefully help you do more with less water."