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Citizens Participates in Clean Water Program

8/27/2014
 
INDIANAPOLIS- Citizens Energy Group announces today a partnership with the White River Alliance’s Clear Choices Clean Water program. The program aims to raise public awareness about the choices we make and the impacts those choices have on our community’s water supply.
 
“Water is our most precious resource, and everyone plays a role in taking care of this asset,” said Jeff Harrison, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Sustainability. “By promoting programs like Clear Choices Clean Water, Citizens can help educate the community on simple steps to keep our water supply clean.”
 
As part of the partnership, Citizens will promote Clear Choices Clean Water’s online pledges. By taking a pledge, you are committing to use phosphorus-free fertilizer on your lawn, install native plants or pick up your pet’s waste. Once you’ve taken the pledge, you will receive statistics telling you how much of an impact your contribution is making on our water supply. Take a pledge by visiting ClearChoicesCleanWater.org. Citizens’ financial support will also allow for the creation of a new pledge focused on water conservation. The water conservation pledge will be available online this fall.
 
“People don’t always understand how their individual actions impact the community as a whole,” said Jill Hoffmann, Executive Director of the White River Alliance. “Just by using phosphorus-free and less fertilizer, for example, you can help prevent water pollution problems like excessive weeds, toxic algae blooms, bad tasting and smelling water, and low oxygen for fish and other aquatic life. Working together we can avoid problems like those recently faced in Toledo.”
 
In addition to promoting the Clear Choices Clean Water program, Citizens is proud to be a sponsor of the White River Festival which runs September 1-14. The festival celebrates our local water supply and brings attention to the value of the White River and its connecting rivers and streams. Join Citizens’ staff at the festival’s Community Fun Day on September 6. Visit whiteriverfestival.org for a list of events and activities. 

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