Palm Bay Utilities Department’s mission and commitment to sustainability is dependent on an active outreach education program to educate the public about water quality, conservation and on-going improvement projects within the community.
If your organization or school is interested in partnering with the City of Palm Bay Utilities Department to promote water conversation efforts or other educational opportunities, please contact Summer Kessler, Outreach Coordinator, email@example.com or (321) 952-3410.
Palm Bay Utilities, in partnership with the Florida Section of American Water Works Association (FSAWWA), cordially invites students in Palm Bay area schools to participate in our "Drop Savers" poster contest.
Students in grades K-12 are encouraged to create a poster depicting a water conservation idea, in slogan form, drawing form - or both - focusing on the importance of water conservation.
Enter the Contest
We are accepting applications for the 2020 Drop Savers contest. The deadline to submit your application is March 2, 2020.
To enter your school, or child, e-mail Summer Kessler, Utilities Outreach Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Palm Bay employees will judge the posters based on creativity, style, message, and appearance.
- Students must work individually
- Work medium includes crayons, paint, colored pencils, or markers
- Poster must be drawn on 8 1/2" x 11" white paper (horizontal or vertical)
- Only original artwork is allowed (no trademarked or copyrighted materials)
- A panel of judges review the winning posters from each school for message, creativity, and originality
- Poster submissions must include student name, grade, school name, teacher's name and teacher's e-mail address on the back of the poster
- Division 1: Kindergarten – 1st grade
- Division 2: 2nd-3rd grade
- Division 3: 4th-5th grade
- Division 4: 6th-8th grade
- Division 5: 9th-12th grade
- Each winner will receive an Amazon Gift Card, ribbon, and certificate
- The winning posters will be displayed at City Hall Annex lobby for the month of April - Water Conservation Month.
- Winning posters will appear of the City of Palm Bay Utilities Department Drop Savers pages as well as on Social Media
- Winning posters will be submitted in the American Water Works Association's Florida Section competition for statewide recognition
April is Water Conservation Month. As honored guests, winning students are invited to attend the April council meeting and shake hands with the Utilities Director, City Council members, the City Manager, and the Mayor.
If your school or child would like to participate, contact our Utilities Department at (321) 952-3410 or email email@example.com.
Posters may be scheduled for pick-up by contacting Summer Kessler at (321) 952-3410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Palm Bay Utilities comes to public schools and public events to participate in “Touch-A-Truck”, and experience where everyone can get an up-close look at the huge tools that keep our community running smoothly. Children (and adults) have the opportunity to explore all kinds of interesting Utilities vehicles. All are encouraged to ask questions to our Palm Bay Utilities crew and climb in to check the equipment out!
Not only is Touch-A-Truck fun, but it also creates a positive environment for the Palm Bay Utilities Crew to interact with the community. It is a perfect time for customers to ask questions directly related to the trucks and how they are used.
Photos above: Touch a Truck Event
Students getting a "hands-on" experience with the Vac-Con Truck.
Photos above: Touch a Truck - Students learn about the Cues Closed Circuit TV Truck and view what our Technicians see- under the ground and inside our pipes!
If your school, home school, or child would like to participate in this fun educational activity contact our Utilities Department at (321) 952-3410 or email email@example.com.
City of Palm Bay Utilities, in partnership with various local organizations, is hosting the annual Florida-Friendly Landscaping Seminar on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 9:00am at Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne.
Learn how you can have beautiful landscaping that could save you time, energy, and money while protecting our future.
The first 400 guests will receive goody bags.
2020 Presentation Schedule - To Be Announced
Juniors to Jobs
Photo above: Palm Bay Utilities Juniors to Jobs Interns work with Line Locate Technician
Since 2015 the Palm Bay Utilities Department, in partnership with CareerSource of Brevard and the Greater Palm Bay Chamber of Commerce, offers an internship to high school seniors of Palm Bay.
The Juniors to Jobs program is modeled after successful youth programs in other cities around the country and was born out of Palm Bay’s participation in the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Juniors to Jobs focuses on helping the students from Palm Bay’s three area high schools to develop work readiness, financial and career exploration skills along with meaningful paid work experience opportunities with area businesses. “We had great success stories from this program, this is so much more than just providing a job. It’s about investing in the future of our community by educating our youth in how to be productive members of society with strong work ethics, integrity, and dependability,” said Mayor William Capote who brought the program to the city through his membership in the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
The Academy of Environmental Water Technology Summer Utilities Internship
Photo above: Palm Bay Utilities AEWT Interns work with Steve Walbert, Treatment Plant Operator
The City of Palm Bay Utilities Department is a proud supporter of Heritage High School's Academy of Environmental Water Technology Program. This career-track program provides students with the necessary training to become water industry professional. It is specifically focused on training students to become certified water treatment operators. Through this program students can graduate high school with their Level C Water Operator Pre-Licensure coursework. Students take the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Level C Water Operator test at the end of their senior year.
In general, much of the water industry's workforce will retire over the next 10 years, and this program provides local students exposure to the water industry and introduces them to possible career opportunities.
The Summer Internship Program is only offered to students currently enrolled in the AEWT program at Heritage High School.
Palm Bay Utilities Department
Attn: AEWT Internship Program
250 Osmosis Drive SE
Palm Bay, FL 32909
For additional on the AEWT internship or to obtain an internship application Please contact Palm Bay Utilities at (321) 952-3410 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications must be submitted with a copy of student's most recent report card.
The City of Palm Bay Utilities Department offers a free showerhead exchange program to help Palm Bay Utilities customers to use less water. Installing low-flow showerheads is one of the most effective water conservation and money savings steps you can do for your home. Palm Bay Utilities Customers can bring their existing showerheads and exchange them for a brand new water efficient showerhead kit for free.
To participate, bring your existing showerhead to exchange during office hours to Palm Bay Utilities Customer Service located at:
City Hall Annex Building
120 Malabar Road SE
Palm Bay, FL 32907
Monday through Wednesday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you need additional information regarding this program, contact Summer Kessler, Community Outreach Coordinator, by e-mail or phone: (321) 952-3410.