Intergovernmental and interagency relations have benefited a great deal through
the development of the Brevard Water Resources Conservation Team (BWRCT), which
was first formed in 2000 and modeled after Melbourne’s successful Groundwater
members include the City’s Environmental Community Outreach (ECO) Manager, along
with representatives in similar positions from the City of Titusville, City of Cocoa, City of Palm
Bay, and Brevard County Water Resources. The team develops and implements action
projects, working together to achieve greater results and impact.
formation, the team has successfully undertaken numerous projects to increase
awareness of water conservation, and has received cost-share grant
funding awards from the St. Johns River Water Management District.
The team has
conducted the numerous Florida Friendly Landscape Seminars.
Typically, more than 500 people attend the half-day programs. Other team
projects include a water conservation video, posters, inserts into the daily
newspaper, utility bill inserts, water conservation children’s activity placemat
for area restaurants, an annual showerhead exchange program, and more. Many of
these projects have won awards from the Florida Section of the American Water
Division also works with the City's Engineering Department for stormwater
education and the statewide Stormwater Education Task Force.
Brevard Water Resources Conservation Team prepares handouts for a
Florida Friendly Landscape Seminar.
This is a joint effort between all the Brevard County Public Water