Leadership through Conservation
PINELLAS COUNTY —Pinellas County Utilities residential water customers averaged 88 gallons per person per day in 2007-2008. This represents a one-gallon reduction from the previous two years. Through continued dedication to conservation programs and principles, the per capita water use rate has been reduced by more than 40 percent over the past 19 years.
The most densely populated county in Florida, Pinellas County is also one of the most water efficient. The new low of 88 gallons per person per day is significantly lower than the national average of 134 gpd. Water efficiency is an integral part of daily life, including noted programs such as the Conservation Hotel and Motel Program, Commercial-Industrial Water Use Program, Ultra Low Flow Toilet Program, and the Alternate Water Sources Rebate Program.
The Environmental Protection Agency recently recognized Pinellas County Utilities on a national level for its leadership and innovation in reducing, reusing and recycling water with its Water Efficiency Leaders award.
Pinellas County’s comprehensive approach to conservation, emphasizing reclaimed water and water efficiency in all sectors of the local economy, together with rebates, technical assistance and ongoing public outreach and information campaigns has helped our county continue its leadership in water efficiency.
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