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City of Cranbrook hires 2016 Water Smart Ambassador

Thea Rodgers will take the helm at the City's Water Conservation education initiative this summer.
Thea Rodgers

The City of Cranbrook's annual Water Conservation education initiative will see a new face at the helm this summer. Cranbrook is pleased to announce the addition of Thea Rodgers as the official 2016 Water Smart Ambassador for Cranbrook through into late August.

"I'm excited to work with the City of Cranbrook over the next few months as an ambassador for water conservation education," says Thea Rodgers, 2016 Water Ambassador. "Water is an incredibly important resource, especially in the summer months as the days get warmer and drier and we begin adjusting our outdoor water use habits to reflect these changes. I'm really looking forward to contributing to our City's sustainable water management, getting to know many community members face-to-face and sharing information with the public about wise water use this summer."

Free irrigation system assessments for both residential and commercial water customers will be available again this year, on a first come first serve basis. The public is encouraged to take advantage of the free assessments. Information about how to sign up for an assessment will be made available later in May.

"I am very excited to have Thea join our team," says Chris Zettel, Corporate Communications Officer for the City of Cranbrook. "She will be the face and voice of our 2016 water education program, will conduct free irrigation assessments for the public and business, and provide information about conservation to the public along with a water conservation education program for elementary school students. She has a strong background in environmental initiatives especially around water. She will be a great fit and I hope people will welcome her."

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. To date, the City has seen an overall reduction in water use of 13% since 2009.