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Commit to Conserve

INDIANAPOLIS- Have you ever wondered how much water you use on a daily basis? Or, if your neighbor is as concerned about water conservation as you are? As part of Citizens Energy Group’s partnership with the White River Alliance, now you can find out.
“Water is our most precious resource and the responsibility to conserve it falls on each one of us,” said Jeff Willman, Vice President of Water Operations. “With World Water Day being celebrated this Sunday, March 22, there is no better time to remind customers of the importance of water conservation.”
In 2014, Citizens began 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 impact those choices have on our community’s water supply. As part of the program, the public is challenged to make online pledges on the Clear Choices Clean Water website. The pledges include commitments to do things to help protect our water such as using phosphorous-free fertilizer, installing native plants or disposing of pet waste.
Now, a new online pledge to conserve water is available. The water conservation pledge page shows ways to conserve water inside your house and outside. Pledge participants can see how their individual behaviors impact the water demand in our area. And, for a little friendly competition, those taking the pledge can see if their neighbors are also pledging to conserve water, and if not, encourage them to do so through the site’s email and social media sharing options.
“With the help of Citizens Energy Group, we are making water conservation fun and meaningful for every family,” said Jill Hoffmann, Executive Director of the White River Alliance. “Not only will our online pledges teach people how to conserve, they’ll also learn why conservation is so important. According to a recent report from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, unless we begin managing our water resources more efficiently, Indiana could be faced with a water shortage in the future. A change in our attitudes regarding water use needs to be part of the long-term solutions and cultivating that change takes time, creativity, and intentional public engagement.”
As part of the partnership with the White River Alliance, Citizens donated $25,000 to help facilitate online pledges and awareness. To take the water conservation pledge or any of the other pledges that promise to keep our waterways clean, visit ClearChoicesCleanWater.org.

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