Click here to check out the results of our recent Test Your Taste Challenge.
We tested our tap water against Aquafina (which is actually filtered tap water). The results were quite interesting and varied, showing that people prefer what they are used to drinking. Those who regularly drink bottled water preferred bottled water and vice versa for those who regularly drink tap water. This was a fun experiment that also tested people's knowledge of bottled water and tap water.
Interesting facts about bottled and tap water:
- More than 25% of bottled water comes from the tap
- 90% or more of the cost of bottled water goes to other things besides water - bottling, packaging, shipping, marketing, etc.
- You can fill 1,500 glasses of tap water for the price of one plastic bottle.
- Bottled water is less regulated than Tap Water.
Check out this video to learn about the Story of Bottled Water.
Palm Bay’s Skyline Is Changing
City Dismantles Old Water Tower
The first water tower to service customers of the Palm Bay Utilities Department is coming down. On Wednesday [April 24], construction crews began dismantling the tower which has served as a landmark for residents since 1973.
Courtesy of FloridaToday
Drop Savers Poster Contest Local Winners Announced
As a part of Water Conservation Month, Palm Bay Utilities recently hosted the Drop Savers Water Conservation poster contest in local schools, grades K-12. Artwork is currently on display at the City Hall Annex building throughout April. Winners will continue on to the State level poster competition sponsored by the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association (FSAWWA). Below are the local winners:
Division 1 (K-1st Grade)
JACOB KOSTER, 1st Grade
Division 2 (2nd - 3rd Grade)
CARLY CUMMING, 3rd Grade
Division 3 (4th - 5th Grade)
ANTHONY PILECI, 5th Grade
Division 4 (6th - 8th Grade
SAMANTHA AMES, 6th Grade
KELSEY CROSBY, 9th Grade
Spring Forward & Change Your Watering Schedule -
Know your Days!
As you "spring forward", you can also adjust your watering schedule from one day per week to two days per week. However, we encourage you to only water when needed.
Click here to find out which day(s) you are allowed to water and other important details regarding St. Johns River Water Management District's mandatory lawn watering restrictions.
For more information, questions or to report a violation, please contact SJRWMD at (800) 232-0904.
How Much Water Do You Use?
St. Johns River Water Management District has developed a tool to help families determine how much water they actually use in their homes. Take the on-line survey and see if your report highlights any areas where you may need to reduce your water usage. Efficient water use is the best way to preserve and protect this vital natural resource. Click here to take the survey.