North Port Utilities is dedicated to maintaining an active presence in the community. Through our outreach programs, we strive to educate residents on where their water comes from, where it goes, the benefits of recycling water for reclaimed water use, and the importance of conservation and pollution control to the City's water supply. The City's ongoing water conservation and awareness education program is geared to involve, inform, and inspire the community to conserve and protect through their water in their daily activities.
At the heart of our outreach efforts is staff participation in community events throughout North Port to engage residents through presentations, displays, informational flyers, fun giveaways, and face-to face discussions. Staff also give educational presentations at North Port area school events, and has had great success reaching students as well as adults through various contests like our rain barrel and eco-bag design contests, and our Ricky Raindrop's #NPHydrantHunt social media hydrant hunt.
Utilities got to visit the George Mullen Activity Center (GMAC) Summer Camp and have some fun with filtration! Campers learned about the City's water, where it comes from and how it is treated for distribution. The kids even made their own sedimentation filters, similar to the process used at the Myakkahatchee Creek Water Treatment Plant!
Utilities at New Comers Day, May 2018.
Utilities visited the 2018 GMAC Winter Camp and had a blast making t-shirts and teaching campers about where our water comes from and what we do with it.