Florida Water Star certifier training is May 24 in Winter Haven

PALATKA, Fla., May 13, 2016 — The St. Johns River and Southwest Florida water management districts’ Florida Water Star(SM) (FWS) administrators are holding a training on May 24 in Winter Haven for prospective FWS certifiers.

FWS is a water conservation certification program for residential, commercial and community developments. Standards and guidelines for water efficiency are included for indoor fixtures and appliances, landscape design and irrigation systems. An independent certifier inspects each project prior to certification.

At this training, participants will:

  • Learn how to conduct inspections and submit reports for FWS certifications.
  • Understand the criteria for water-efficient construction.
  • Complete step one toward FWS certifier status.

The training will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Polk County Utilities, 1011 Jim Keene Blvd., Conference Room 63, Winter Haven, FL 33880. The certifier exam will take place on May 25, from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

This training is free and open to all central Florida residents interested in becoming certified. To become a fully qualified certifier or inspector, attendees must attend the class, pass an exam and then inspect and submit two apprentice inspections. Certifiers who are successful in these steps may inspect any FWS home in Florida.

Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Robin Grantham at Robin.Grantham@WatterMatters.org or 352-796-7211, ext. 4779.

For more information about Florida Water Star, contact coordinator Deirdre Irwin at 386-546-8437 or dirwin@sjrwmd.com or visit floridawaterstar.com.