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Producing glass from virgin materials requires 30 percent more energy than producing it from crushed, used glass.
The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle will operate a 100-watt light bulb for four hours.
It takes approximately 1 million years for a glass bottle to break down at the landfill.
 

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Watering Restrictions

Oviedo

Allowed watering times:
12:00 midnight to 10:00 am, or 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.

Allowed watering days:
Thursday & Sundays = Even numbered and no numbered addresses.
Wednesday & Saturday = Odd numbered addresses.

For more details on watering restrictions in your area, please check with your city management.

 

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SSWCD celebrates Water Conservation Month PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 04 January 2009

The Seminole Soil and Water Conservation District wants to lead the celebration of Water Conservation Month in April by offering information to help homeowners and others make good choices when it comes to saving water.

This is not just the time to think about April Showers - which we rarely experience here -  but the time to think about water conservation.

We should think about ways to  save water now.  Although Florida receives an average of 52 inches of rainfall per year, 60 percent of that rainfall occurs between June and September. 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 July 2011 )
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Goodwill tour of the St. Johns PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 December 2008
Group 2 Supervisor River RatSteve Barnes is traveling down and up the St. Johns River from Sanford to Jacksonville and back in his sailboat River Rat. He's getting to know the people who live and work on the water. And, he's blogging about his experiences along the way. If you want to follow his trip on line, check out www.sjrmag.com!
Last Updated ( Friday, 28 August 2009 )
 
Push for Yankee Lake pump feels like another public scam PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 25 October 2008

October 16, 2008
Push for Yankee Lake pump feels like another public scam
By ERIC WEST
COMMUNITY VOICE

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Many of us suffer the same anger and disappointment when we learn that our elected officials or government agencies have not been pretending to work on our behalf but are doing the opposite. Such a sad episode is playing out right now in Sanford, where an administrative judge is hearing the case against allowing the St. Johns River Water Management District and Seminole County to construct a facility at Yankee Lake to remove water from the St. Johns River.
 
Fighting this are St. Johns County, Jacksonville and the St. Johns Riverkeeper (a nonprofit organization formed to help protect the river). The water management district and Seminole County want to build a water plant with capacity to pump 5.5 million gallons a day from the river to supply irrigation and potable water to the northern sectors of Seminole County, most notably, the most water inefficient community in all of the district's purview -- Heathrow. 
 

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 August 2009 )
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Catching Rain to Save Florida's H20 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 25 September 2008

They catch rain to save Florida's H20

Sept. 26, 2008

By Amy K.D. Tobik

When the skies opened up to afternoon showers during the Oviedo Butterfly and Nature Art Show at Lukas Nursery this past weekend, Gabby Milch jumped into action. "Rain barrels are an old technology come anew," Milch said as she swiftly rearranged the collection of 55-gallon cisterns on display.
 

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 March 2009 )
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WATER HOGS !! PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 September 2008


 
In a Sentinel special report Central Florida's water supply

 Water hogs:

Central Florida's celebrities, average Joes waste supply
Celebs lead the list, but average Joes waste, too
Kevin Spear | Sentinel Staff Writer
September 7, 2008
1 2 next Tiger Woods used 107,000 gallons of water at his south Orange County home in April.

Grant Hill used 263,000 gallons in May.

Lawmaker Chris Dorworth was billed for 79,900 gallons in June.( Seminole)

And the Magic's Dwight Howard was charged for 189,000 gallons in July.

 

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 28 August 2009 )
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