Water Conservation & Pollution Prevention

Water conservation and pollution prevention are everyone’s responsibility. The Department of Public Utilities administers a number of programs to encourage conservation and pollution prevention.

Storm Drain Labeling Program

The Storm Drain Labeling Program seeks to diminish water pollution. Plastic markers with "do not dump" messaging and fish drawings are placed on storm drains in high traffic areas and roadways as a reminder to NOT dump pollutants into surface and ground water systems. 

Clean Water Cadet Program

The Clean Water Cadet Program teaches students about water and wastewater treatment processes, water conservation, and storm water pollution prevention. Public Utilities staff visit participating Hollywood elementary schools to discuss being good water stewards. Students may also create and perform public service announcements on the importance of water protection and conservation. Classes are provided Clean Water Cadet coloring books and "Do Not Dump" stickers to place on substances in their home or classroom that should be kept out of storm drains.

Drop Savers' Poster Contest

The annual Drop Savers' Poster Contest encourages K-12 students who reside in Hollywood, or are enrolled at a school located in Hollywood, to design creative and informative posters that promote water conservation. The posters are evaluated for originality, water conservation message, and artistic merit.  Winning conservation artists are awarded gift cards. Winning posters are also featured on the City's social media channels. First place posters are also entered in the FSAWWA statewide competition.