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Try these tips to save water

© St. Petersburg Times, published April 10, 2001


Editor: We have our watering restrictions and most likely will be putting more restrictions on us in the future.

Recently at the north entrance at Holiday Lake Estates there erupted a series of one- and two-story apartment houses sandwiched together.

In back of our development is a 609-home development "in the works." North of Holiday Lakes West is land likely to be developed soon. There will be a new road built connecting Baillie's Bluff Road with Holiday Lake Drive, which will create a traffic problem greater than what we now have.

With all these new homes coming comes even a greater water shortage, but I thought of some ideas for conservation.

Buy a wash board and a bar of Fels Naptha soap. Take to Anclote River and do laundry.

Take a bath or shower with spouse, friend or acquaintance. This may bring families together but could bring on a population problem.

Flush toilet once a day and keep bathroom door closed when not being used.

Use cooking water several times. Don't throw down sink.

Wash dishes in a plastic dish pan. Store water for next day. Dishes only to be washed once a day.
Betty Hill, Holiday

Merger of rescue squads will benefit area

Editor: This is to inform the people of Pasco County that we are ready for the Moon Lake/Pasco County Fire Department merger. A lot of people in the county think we're forced into merging with Pasco, but that's just not the truth. We at Moon Lake Fire Rescue decided to approach the county to assist us with fire/rescue protection. It was a benefit for both the area we service and the firefighters. We will get the training we need, the money to operate, better gear, and be able to offer more to the residents of Moon Lake.

Our chief, David Akers, has done a fantastic job building up Moon Lake Fire Rescue, and with this merger, he will continue to oversee the fire station. We wouldn't have it any other way. Our firefighters are dedicated and ready to become a new addition to Pasco County Fire Rescue. We welcome this merger with excitement and open arms.
-- Chad Zimmerman, Moon Lake firefighter/EMT, Port Richey

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