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Tuesday, 31 March 2009 16:39

The Water of Clearwater is Officially Clear!

Written by  Heidi Lux
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The Water of Clearwater is Officially ClearClearwater, FL (March 2009) - All three of Clearwater’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facilities have received the George W. Burke, Jr. Safety Award from the Water Environment Federation.  This is an award given to public wastewater treatment facilities to honor outstanding safety leaders in the industry. Jan Willis, a City of Clearwater Industrial Pretreatment Technician received the award for Industrial Pretreatment Operator of the Year in Florida’s Region IV.  he Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facilities take in raw sewage and then treat it, turning it into reclaimed water. This water is then used for rrigation, thus reducing the need to irrigate with drinking water.

The Mayor's Green City Action Accord “recognizes the need to pursue alternate forms of energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the importance of being an example to the community by making their own government operations more sustainable.” This agreement has been made with over 740 mayors across the entire country.  Clearwater itself has been taking strides to be more environmentally-friendly. In 2007, Mayor Hibbard signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, a pact that intends to “meet or beat specific environmental benchmarks, by using educational campaigns, adopting ‘Green Building’ policies and overall energy management.”

The improvement in the environmental quality of Clearwater will no doubt preserve and add to the city’s natural beauty. Not only will Clearwater be a great place to “live, work, and play,” it will also be a great place to breathe!

To find out what programs are in place as part of Clearwater “Going Green” and what you can do to help, visit .


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