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Polk County Water School

Water School is an educational effort of the University of Florida IFAS (UF/IFAS) Extension Polk County’s Natural Resource program, in partnership with several Polk County divisions, municipal governments, community organizations and the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

In 2016, Polk County Water School celebrated it's 10th event with great attendance and wonderful presentations. See, below, more information from 2016's event.

Before leaving on Day 1, participants were offered a free water-saving aerator for a household sink. In exchange for this aerator, participants signed a "Water Conservation Pledge" on which they pledged to install the aerator prior to attending Water School Day 2.

Of the twelve participants who signed the pledge, four followed through and installed their free aerator. By installing their aerator, these participants will save an estimated 5,840 gallons in 2016.



Florida Lakewatch
Shannon Carnevale
(863) 519-1051

When is Water School?

Polk County Water School is traditionally held in the springtime of even years (2014, 2016, 2018, etc.) to coincide with the new cycle of local elected officials.

Funding and Support for Polk County Water School is generously provided by:

Southwest Florida Water Management District

Charlotte Harbor National Estruary Program

Lakes Education/Action Drive

Lakes Region Lakes Management District

UF/IFAS Extension

Polk County BOCC


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