The City of Cranbrook’s annual Water Conservation education initiative will see a new face at the helm this summer.
Brittny Anderson has been hired as the official Water Smart Ambassador for Cranbrook through into late August. Anderson will spend the summer months working with residents to help them learn about water conservation and to help residents get the most out of the water they use each summer.
“I am delighted to work with the community to reduce overall and more specifically peak water use, which occurs during the summer months,” Anderson said. “Frequently with a few slight changes water conservation can easily become second nature.”
New this year will be the availability of free irrigation system assessments for both residential and commercial water customers. The public is encouraged to take advantage of the free assessments. Information about how to sign up for an assessment will be made available in late May.
“We are very excited to have Brittny join our team,” said Chris Zettel, Corporate Communications Officer for the City. “Not only will she be the face and voice of our overall water education program, she will be conducting irrigation assessments for the public and business, providing information about conservation to the public along with creating a water conservation education program for elementary school students.
” She has a strong background and experience in environmental initiatives, water stewardship and education program development.”
The addition of the Water Smart Ambassador to the City’s overall water conservation education program is a tool made available by the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) Water Smart initiative. The City signed onto the CBT Water Smart Charter in 2010, which commits the City to help reach a basin-wide water reduction goal of 20 per cent by 2015. To date, the City has seen an overall reduction in water use of 15 per cent since 2009.