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05/04/2007 Contact: 850-413-6482

FLORIDA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION PROMOTES WATER CONSERVATION


TALLAHASSEE — Florida Public Service Commissioner Matthew M. Carter II will encourage young people to conserve water in observance of National Drinking Water Week May 6-12, 2007. Commissioner Carter will speak to students at Tallahassee’s Bond Elementary School following a production of the Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) play Water Wiser. The play teaches schoolchildren about the Floridan aquifer and preserving the water supply. 

“Maintaining an adequate supply of clean water is one of the most critical issues in our state today,” said Commissioner Carter.  “By teaching Florida’s children about the importance of water conservation now, we are encouraging them to preserve this precious resource for years to come.”   

Students from the Young Actors Theater will be featured in the production. 

Joining Commissioner Carter on May 9th will be Superintendent of Leon County Schools Jackie Pons and Leon County School Board Chair Maggie Lewis-Butler.

May 9, 2007 (with Commissioner Carter)
Bond Elementary School
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
2204 Saxon Street
Tallahassee, FL

Other performance dates:

May 7, 2007
Oak Ridge Elementary School
8:00 a.m. – 10 a.m.
4530 Shelfer Road
Tallahassee, FL

May 9, 2007
Fairview Middle School
9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
3415 Zillah Street
Tallahassee, FL

The PSC is committed to making sure that Florida's consumers receive their electric, natural gas, telephone, water, and wastewater services in a safe, affordable, and reliable manner. The PSC exercises regulatory authority over utilities in the areas of rate base/economic regulation; competitive market oversight; and monitoring of safety, reliability, and service.

For additional information, visit www.floridapsc.com.



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