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Free Evening Florida-friendly gardening workshop to be offered

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

SOILS: The garden foundation

Citrus County Utilities Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program is offering a free gardening workshop on July 17, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  The components of Florida’s soils and geology need to be considered when making landscaping installation and best management choices.  The soils pH, proper fertilization choices and appropriate supplemental irrigation practices can impact the sustainability of our ornamental gardens.  Learn ways to effectively manage plants growing in sandy Florida soils.  Classes are held at the Citrus County Extension Service building located at 3650 W Sovereign Path in Lecanto.  Please contact Steven Davis at (352) 527-5708 to confirm your participation or register at

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to be held for the South West Regional Water Reclamation Facility

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

The public is invited to join the Board of Citrus County Commissioners in a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the South West Regional Water Reclamation Facility (SWRWRF) on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 9:00am at 5040 W Oak Park Blvd, Homosassa, Florida 34446-6802. No RSVP is needed to attend.

The South West Regional Water Reclamation Facility (SWRWRF) is a wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) owned and operated by Citrus County approximately 3 miles east of the Chassahowitzka River, which has been designated an Outstanding Florida Water. The Chassahowitzka River flows to the Gulf of Mexico and is formed from pristine waters contributed by more than 12 springs.

This project included the planning, permitting, design and construction of an advanced wastewater treatment plant meeting a 5-5-3 effluent quality to replace the existing WWTF. The original facility was replaced by a new 1.5 Million Gallons per Day (MGD) annual average daily flow, 4-stage Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) oxidation ditch system followed by secondary clarifiers, disc filters, and chlorine disinfection, with reclaimed water disposed to rapid infiltration basins on the plant site and to the County’s public access reuse.  BNR is a process used for nitrogen and phosphorus removal from wastewater before it is discharged.  The new plant is a cornerstone project for the protection of Citrus County’s springs system.

For questions or more information on this event please contact Public Information Officer, Cynthia Oswald at 352-527-5484.

Code Review and Appeals Board to Hold Public Meeting

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

The Citrus County Code Review and Appeals Board will hold a public meeting on July 22, 2019 at 9:00am, at the Lecanto Government Building, Room 166, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto. The purpose of the meeting is to consider an appeal to an administrative determination of the building official.

Agenda Items will include:

· Approval of last CRAB meeting minutes.

· Appeal

For more information, please call 352-527-5332.

Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club of Citrus County Donates $2,000 to Meals on Wheels

Category: Press Releases       Posted By: Denise Gallagher       Year: 2019

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Gidget Lefkowitz, President of Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club; Janice Hale, Senior Programs Supervisor; and Sylvia Common, Project Chair and Corresponding Secretary, Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club

The Gulf to Lake Pilot Club is part of a global organization called Pilot International.  Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club was chartered in December 1997 in Citrus County, Florida.  They sponsor projects to help meet the needs of our community.   It is their mission to: “Prepare youth and young adults for service, encouraging brain safety & health, and support those who care for others.” Pilot International is an organization of exceptional individuals from around the world.  Their hearts are led to serve.  They want to Do More, Care More and Be More!

Through their fundraising efforts, Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club of Citrus County donates to many local projects, Meals on Wheels being one of the latest recipients.  Other projects sponsored by Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club are the Child Passenger Safety Program, CREST School, Operation Welcome Home for our Veterans, Find-M’ Friends search and rescue, Elder Options caregiver classes and many local Assisted Living Facilities in need of personal care supplies.

Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club of Citrus County has a BrainMinders Program that allows the group to meet with local children to increase their brain safety knowledge.  The BrainMinders Program also helps senior citizens with activities to keep their brains active and healthy. For more information please go to or like them on Facebook:  Gulf to Lakes Pilot Club.


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