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Citrus County Utilities wins 2017 WaterSense® Partner of the Year award

Debra Burden, Citrus County Water Conservation Manager, accepts the award at the EPA Annual Conference in Las Vegas on October 5, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Citrus County Utilities with a 2017 WaterSense Partner of the Year Award for its major contributions to WaterSense and water efficiency in 2016.

The utility received one of 20 WaterSense awards today at the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas for helping Americans to save water, energy, and money.

BOCC proclaims October as Florida Native Plant Month in Citrus County 

The Board of County Commissioners are pictured with local representatives of the Florida Native Plant Society; Gail Taylor, President, Sue Wasserman, Meri Lott, Donna Suresch, Deb Daniels, Virginia Hall, Ruth Ditmar and Ben Berauer

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners presented a Proclamation at their regular meeting on Sept. 26, proclaiming October as Florida Native Plant Month in Citrus County.

The Florida Native Plant Society began in the summer of 1980 in Winter Park, Fla. by a group of scientists, educators and conservationists concerned about loss of Florida’s native plants and the introduction of non-native species overtaking natural areas.

Hurricane Irma Citrus County relief center open

Citrus County has opened the Hurricane Irma Citrus County Relief Center at the Citrus County Resource Center, 2804 W. Marc Knighton Ct., Lecanto, FL. 34461 with FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Specialists available to help people register for FEMA assistance.  

The Citrus County Relief Center will be open from 8:00am to 6:00pm, until further notice, including weekends. 

County health department moving to Lecanto

Florida Department of Health LogoFlorida Department of Health in Citrus County will be relocating its clinical services from Inverness to Lecanto beginning on Friday. 

Water district holds to rolled-back millage rate

Water district logoFor the seventh year in a row, the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board voted to decrease property taxes by adopting a rolled-back millage rate of 0.3131 mill for the fiscal year 2018 budget.

The millage rate is more than 5.6 percent lower than the current fiscal year adopted millage rate of 0.3317 mill, a savings to taxpayers of $6.7 million.

Department of Health answers 'Fish Kill' questions

Fish kill on Turner Camp RoadIn the wake of recent Withlacoochee River flooding caused by Hurricane Irma, some areas in Citrus County have experienced an increase in incidents of “Fish Kills” and associated odors brought on by decomposing fish.

Here is some information on the recent fish kill: 

Fish Kill Causes: 

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