Tampa, FL June 13, 2012 - You could be the next Community Water-Wise Award winner. For more than a decade, the Tampa Water Department has partnered with Tampa Bay Water and the Hillsborough County Extension Offices’ Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program to recognize those who use the best water-efficient landscape design and maintenance. Past Community Water-Wise Award landscapes have demonstrated the beauty and resiliency of water-wise, Florida-friendly landscapes. Can your yard take the prize this year?
The Community Water-Wise Awards Program has categories for residential and commercial properties, along with schools and government sites. We encourage Tampa homeowners and businesses to participate in this competition and show off their landscapes that exhibit Florida-friendly plants, prevent stormwater runoff and have efficient irrigation.
Have you retained or restored natural areas in your yard? Are your plants appropriate for your site? Do you retain rainfall on-site? Is your irrigation system properly designed and maintained? Fill out an application before June 30 and tell the judges about your potential award-winning landscape.
See pictures of winning landscapes and more information on entering the 2012 Community Water-Wise Awards, including a link to the online application, at www.TampaGov.net/SaveWater. To receive an application by mail, contact the City of Tampa Water Conservation and Efficiency Section at (813) 274-8121.
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