Each April, Audubon recognizes an outstanding municipality or utility with the Excellence in Water Conservation award. Recipients must demonstrate a commitment to caring for Florida’s finite water resources.
The 2014 award was presented to the City of Stuart for their exceptional efforts in promoting a community wide water ethic. By implementing smart conservation techniques, Stuart has successfully avoided the need to build a reverse osmosis plant – saving taxpayers an estimated $13 million. Stuart is changing the way Floridians use and view our water resources, and saving money as well.
Presenting the award to the city was Jane Graham, Everglades Policy Manager for Audubon Florida, and John Nelson, President of Audubon of Martin County. “This award demonstrates that good water conservation policies are not only good for our local environment, but they also make good business sense” said Nelson.
“The people of Stuart know all too well how important clean, freshwater is to their community’s economy and ecology” added Graham. “Congratulations to the City of Stuart for their willingness to protect Florida’s precious water resources.”