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PALM BEACH – The first Smart Irrigation Workshop is being held at the Civic Association in the Paramount Building at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 28. Speakers will be:

·        Mike Brown, Communications Director, Palm Beach Civic Association
·        Jesus Rodriquez, Water Conservation Officer, South Florida Water Management District
·        Paul Brazil, Director, Town of Palm Beach Public Works
·        Representatives from four Smart Controller vendors

Signed up to attend so far are condo presidents, commercial property owners, Town residents, property managers, and Town irrigation companies representing their clients. Some prominent residents and properties have already started the process to evaluate the different Smart Controllers so they can install on their properties.

Space is still available. To make a reservation call: 561-655-0820.
With both water supplies and budget dollars significantly stressed, community leaders and property owners are turning to Smart Irrigation, the "low-hanging fruit" green initiative that:
  • Pays for itself
  • Conserves water and energy
  • Promotes healthy landscapes
  • Will reduce the need for a new estimated $160 million dedicated water plant for the Town of Palm Beach – thus lowering the need for a major tax assessment for this capital expense
Currently, Town of Palm Beach households, with their larger properties,  use a median of 1,343 gallons per day [Range 800 – 2,800] compared to the rest of Palm Beach County where water use averages a mere 515 gallons per day. Town-wide, property owners are using over 2 billion gallons a year, mostly on irrigation. That’s an average of 6 million gallons a day.

If property owners implement smart irrigation, the Town can lessen the need for a new dedicated water plant by conserving over 40% of what is used for irrigation. Smart irrigation, using Smart Controllers, is a major part of the answer. If a cut of 40% is achieved, town-wide consumption drops to 3.6 million gallons per day. 60% conservation and total consumption drops to 2.4 million gallons a day. That saves over a Billion gallons a year in the Town of Palm Beach.

The Civic Association in the Town of Palm Beach has announced a public awareness and education campaign including Smart Irrigation Workshops, email blasts, direct mail, civic group presentations around town, and a property owner telephone call program to implement smart controllers and irrigation in the Town.

At the workshops, representatives from the Town of Palm Beach Public Works Department and smart controller vendors will present their latest technology to help cut water use significantly town-wide.  The Town will also ask property owners to register for the Smart Irrigation Pilot Study to measure the results of smart controller use.

WORKSHOP DATES

- Monday, September 28, 2009 | 10:00 am
- Thursday, October 22, 2009 | 10:00 am
- Thursday, November 19, 2009 | 10:00 am

Additional Workshops will be scheduled if needed.

Everyone Welcome!

Location: Palm Beach Civic Association Community Room
139 N. County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480

Limited Seating. Sign Up Today!

Call the Civic Association to make a reservation: 561-655-0820

To find out more about Smart Irrigation in the Town of Palm Beach, see the new website:

www.PalmBeachCivic.org/Water

 
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About the Palm Beach Civic Association
Palm Beach is known throughout the world for its exquisite beauty and elegance. The Palm Beach Civic Association is dedicated to ensuring the town retains that special quality of life. Founded in 1944, the Palm Beach Civic Association provides timely news, publications, bulletins, and updates; stimulating forums, receptions, and community-wide events; and meetings with elected officials, consultants, and town staff. The Palm Beach Civic Association plays an important role in preserving and enhancing this exceptional island community.
 
Contact
Mike Brown
Communications Director
Palm Beach Civic Association
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139 N. County Rd. Suite 33
Palm Beach, FL 33480
561-655-0820