Time's running out for residents to get free water-use assessments

By Contributor
August 28th, 2012

The City of Castlegar’s Water Smart Ambassador is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Sustainable Castlegar’s poster contest! Zoe Snowdon, age seven, and Bentley Ireland, age eight, produced beautiful drawings that won them each a super-soaker water gun as well as a rain barrel for their families, care of the City of Castlegar. Children in the community were challenged to create a poster depicting the ways in which they loved to use water. A parent or guardian was then charged with integrating water-wise tips into the poster for the final submission. Several wonderful posters were entered and thanks go out to everyone who participated.

Water Smart is a Columbia Basin Trust initiative which aims to help communities like Castlegar in a reduction of overall water consumption by 20 per cent by 2015. Your local Water Smart Ambassador will provide for you a personalized lawn and garden water assessment, free of charge. The ambassador will take a look at your soil and landscape and make recommendations for watering times that may help you conserve water. Please call or email as soon as possible in order to participate in the program this year. The 2012 Water Smart season ends Aug. 31 and appointment times are rapidly filling up. If you are not able to book an appointment this time around, you will get more opportunities next year when the program resumes for the summer season of 2013. For more information on the CBT Water Smart Initiative please visit http://www.cbt.org/watersmart/.

Castlegar’s Water Smart Ambassador, Suzanne Fordyce, would like to personally thank the community for the support and participation of so many valuable residents. It has been a pleasurable and gratifying experience speaking with and getting to know a little bit about everyone who has been visited this year.

Suzanne can be reached at 250-687-4602 or at waterambassador@castlegar.ca.


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