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04/10/2008 Contact: 850-413-6482

Florida Public Service Commission Urges Water Conservation in April

TALLAHASSEE — “One person can make a big difference in Florida,” said Public Service Commission Chairman Matthew M. Carter II, who is urging Floridians to reduce their water consumption during April for Water Conservation Month, declared by Governor Crist and the Cabinet.

“We can make sensible choices about our own water usage, while also protecting Florida’s natural resource for future generations to use and enjoy,” Chairman Carter added.

Chairman Carter suggests five easy tips for residents to practice not only this spring, but all year long, to reduce water consumption and save money on their water and wastewater bill:

  • Water your lawn in the morning and let water sink in slowly.
  • Use a rake and broom to clean sidewalks, driveways, and gutters instead of a hose.
  • Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and shaving.
  • Don’t leave the water running while doing dishes.
  • Use the proper load setting when using your washing machine.

For more information on water conservation, visit the PSC Web site at

The PSC is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive their electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater services in a safe, affordable, and reliable manner. The PSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in the areas of rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitors safety, reliability, and service.

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