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Watering Restrictions


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.




 Workshop Oct 14th  2008 at 5:00

PM to 6pmat the Casselberry Library Room #1 at 215 North Oxford Road, Casselberry , Fl  

AGENDA for SSWCD Board Meeting, Oct 14th  , 2008 at

 6:00 PMLocation same as above        Call to order      Roll Call1.      Approval of Agenda2.      Introduction of Supervisors and Associate Supervisors  3.      Introduction of guests and volunteers 4.      Remarks by guests, if requested, 5 minutes each 5.      Secretary's Report 6.      Approval of Aug 5th 2008  Minutes 7.      Treasurer’s Report 8.      Supervisor’s Reports, 5 minutes each Vicki D: I am working on putting together a butterfly garden at Hamilton Elementary's 4C Head Start. Chair’s Report, 5 minutes 9.      Old BusinessA.) Fund RaiserB.) Cameron ranchC.) Storage space clean up10. New Business A.) contribution to NRCSB.) next year conferenceC.) booth out reach Next Meeting: Oct 28 5pm to 7 pm at the Ag Ext Office , 250 West County Home Road  Sanford, Fl  11. Announcements 12. Adjourn     
SSWCD Minutes for July 15, 2008

Tim Brodeur opened the meeting at 6:05

Supervisors Present: Tim Brodeur, Deborah Schafer, Alexandra Bunker, Steve Barnes, Jeff Bauer

2008_05_24 _Minutes
SSWCD Minutes for May 24th 2008Tim Brodeur opened the meeting at 6:04

Supervisors Present: Tim Brodeur, Deborah Schafer, Alexandra Bunker

Guests: Charles Hart, Steve Barnes

Schafer moved to approve the Agenda
   Bunker Seconded
   Passed unanimously

Bunker moved to approve the minutes.
   Schafer seconded
   Passed unanimously

Brodeur moved to have Schafer contact State for outstanding fee. 
   Shafer seconded
   Passed unanimously

Schafer moved to have Bunker ask Michelle Thatcher regarding soil report books
   Bunker Seconded
   Passed unanimously

Introductions from both Steve Barnes and Charles Hart

Schafer moved to appoint Steve Barnes to seat 2 of the Seminole Soil and Water Conservation District
   Bunker Seconded
    Bunker-yes Schafer-yes Brodeur-no
   passed 2 to 1

Chairman’s Report- meetings attended, grant
Supervisor reports
non profit management courses
Schafer- 10 From Eden to Sahara Books sold
office space update
website (transferred to us- and getting up and running)

Next meeting July 16th

Tim moved to close the meeting at 7:10
   Bunker seconded
   Passed unanimously

Catching Rain to Save Florida's H20

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.


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.



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