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TAMPA – Free water efficiency information is coming in April to a computer or mobile device near you! Expert advice for businesses and homeowners are offered during free e-Seminars, sponsored by the Tampa Water Department, to kick off Water Conservation Month.

E-Seminar: Water Use Efficiency Tools for Facility Managers
What: Commercial and institutional managers will learn about a new guide developed by the South Florida Water Management District to help facility and operations managers understand their building’s water use and develop a plan of action to increase efficiency without sacrificing performance.
When: April 4, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Why: The program will include an introduction of the guide’s features, how to utilize audits as a first step toward reducing operating expenses, and a discussion on adapting the guide’s tiered approach to specific facilities. The guest presenter will be Robert Wanvestraut, Senior Water Conservation Analyst, South Florida Water Management District.
Where: Register online at http://cityoftampa-water.webex.com

E-Seminar and Live-Site: Irrigation Efficiency Basics
What: During this interactive e-Seminar our guest presenter, Jack Overdorff of ECO-Land Design, will provide an overview of typical irrigation components, common system maintenance issues and ways to help reduce the water you use for irrigation.
When: April 6, 2013, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Why: Watering lawns and landscape plants can account for up to 50% of an average homeowner's total water use. Watering a typical 5,000 square-foot yard with an in-ground sprinkler system could cost more than $10 per application. By properly creating and maintaining a water-efficient sprinkler system, you can reduce water usage while maintaining an attractive landscape.
Where: Register for the e-Seminar at http://cityoftampa-water.webex.com To attend in person, a live participation site is also available for this topic at the New Tampa Regional Library with no registration required, but seating is limited.

More information about the e-Seminars is available by contacting the Water Efficiency Team at (813) 274-8121. Have an e-Seminar topic to suggest? Let the Tampa Water Efficiency Team know at savewater@tampagov.net.