Works & Utilities
Programs & Public Outreach
The City of Melbourne has
developed and implemented a variety of educational programs and other methods of
public outreach to inform, encourage, and reinforce the importance of conservation,
pollution prevention, recycling, and overall care for the environment.
Recognizing that one of the most important elements of a successful
water conservation program is encouraging the public to take steps to protect the resource,
the City has an active and comprehensive approach in its outreach efforts. The Citys
Environmental Community Outreach Division promotes and participates in a wide variety of activities
within the community.
The City regularly promotes water conservation at environmental
exhibits and events where a large and diverse segment of the population is reached.
Programs that occur annually include the
Better Business Councils Better Living Expo in February, Drop Savers
Florida Friendly Landscape Seminars, Brevard Zoo Teacher Open House, and other events.
City regularly provides
water conservation educational programs at schools throughout Melbournes water
service area. These successful programs are typically held in individual classrooms and
are very interactive with the students. Summer camp programs are also provided.
The City of Melbourne, in
conjunction with the cities of Titusville, Cocoa, Palm Bay, and Brevard
County Water Resources, recently produced a video entitled
Conserving Water on the Space Coast. The video is used in
school programs throughout the county and is available to check-out
at the public libraries. The video recently earned the Best in
Class award for public education videos from the Florida
Section of the American Water Works Association.