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Citrus County Celebrates EPA's "Fix a Leak Week"

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ongoing We’re for Water campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year.

Sponsored by EPA’s WaterSense® program, Fix a Leak Week is March 20 through 26, 2017. In support of We’re for Water, Citrus County Utilities is promoting finding and fixing residential leaks in Citrus County.

“Leaks can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water in an average home every year—the amount of water it takes to wash 270 loads of laundry,” said Debra Burden, water conservation manager, Department of Water Resources. “As a WaterSense partner, we are encouraging consumers to find and fix leaks to save water in our community.”

To help save water for future generations, Citrus County Utilities is asking consumers to check, twist, and replace:

  • Check for leaks. Look for dripping faucets, showerheads, sprinklers, and other fixtures. Also check for toilets with silent leaks by putting a few drops of food coloring into the tank, waiting 10 minutes, and seeing if color appears in the bowl before you flush. Don’t forget to check irrigation systems and spigots too.
  • Twist and tighten hose and pipe connections. To save water without a noticeable difference in flow in your bathroom, twist on a WaterSense labeled faucet aerator.
  • Replace the fixture if necessary. Look for WaterSense labeled models, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.

In many cases, fixture replacement parts pay for themselves quickly and can be installed by handy do-it-yourselfers or local plumbing professionals. Irrigation professionals certified through a WaterSense labeled program can also check your systems for leaks. Visit www.epa.gov/watersense to find WaterSense labeled products or an auditor in your area.

Concerned with preserving our nation’s water supply, Citrus County Utilities and Sugarmill Woods associations are hosting a Fix a Leak Week water conservation expo on Friday, March 24, 2017, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, at the Sugarmill Woods Country Club.  All residents are encouraged to attend and learn more about saving our water.

For more information on Fix a Leak Week, visit www.epa.gov/watersense

PetMeals Program in Need of Facility

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

In 2002, it came to the attention of the Meals On Wheels Program that many of our clients were sharing their meals with their pets because they could not afford to buy pet food.  The PetMeals Program was created in Citrus County to compliment and partner with the existing Meals On Wheels Program. 

PetMeals is totally donation based and volunteer distributed.  The PetMeals Program receives dog and cat food donated by local businesses, clients and pet lovers throughout Citrus County.  Caring volunteers deliver the pet food to homebound seniors, who are very grateful for the monthly delivery.  

Through the years PetMeals has been fortunate to partner with other businesses in the community for space to store the pet food, repackage the food and coordinate pickup by volunteers who deliver the pet food. 

Unfortunately, the PetMeals Program is now in need of a facility to perform these functions.  PetMeals is determined to continue helping our local seniors feed their beloved pets, as these are often their only companion. If you are a local businesses who may have extra space available please call 527-5975. 

Title Search Services Request for Quotes

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

Citrus County Housing Services Division is requesting quotes from Licensed Title firms to provide services for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The selection will be on the basis of unit prices and the ability to perform the services in a professional and timely manner.

The County is requesting the following services.

1. Owners and Encumbrances (O&E) Review and Report

2. Opinion of clear title (recorded in Clerk of the Court)

3. City and or county taxes paid (for current FY)

4. Summary listing of all liens on property

All quotes must be shown on a per unit basis and should hold true for all units to be addressed for the duration of this project should your firm be chosen through this RFQ process.

Please submit all quotes by email to Genesis.Chagnon@citrusbocc.com or fax 1-352-527-7521 to Housing Services, attention Genesis Chagnon. All RFQ’s are due to the Housing Services Division on or before Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Tammy Harris, Housing Services Director at 352-527-7528.

Commissioner Brian Coleman Gives Oath of Office to Veterans Services Advisory Board Members

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2017

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Pictured from left to right are; Commissioner Brian Coleman, Advisory Board members taking oath; Sam Ruby, John Myers and Grover Lewis

Citrus County Commissioner Brian Coleman gave the oath of office to the new and re-appointed members of the Veterans Services Advisory Board on Thursday, March 9 at the Citrus County Resource Center in Lecanto.

The purpose of the Veterans Services Advisory Board is to advise the Veterans Services Office on the unmet needs, policies, services, and any other pertinent matters as it relates to veterans services.

The Veterans Services Advisory Board meets the second Thursday of every month at 3:30 p.m. at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct., Lecanto, FL. For more information on Veterans Services please call Janet Gramann at (352)527-5915.

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