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Sept. 15 is deadline for two water incentive programs


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The Hernando County Utilities Department has announced that Sept. 15 is the deadline for customers to take advantage of two water incentive programs. The Rain Sensor Installment Program offers a $50 water bill credit for customers who have a rain sensor installed on their irrigation system. To qualify, customers must irrigate with county-supplied water, the home and irrigation system must have been built and installed before 2001, and the new rain sensor must be installed by a participating contractor. The Low Flow Toilet Replacement Program provides a $100 water bill credit for those who replace older toilets with new water-efficient toilets (1.6 gallons per flush). To qualify, customers' homes must have been built before 1994, and the new water-efficient toilet must be installed by a participating contractor. Call (352) 754-4705 or send email to


Boat ramp, pier closed temporarily

Due to rising water levels from recent heavy rainfall, the Hernando County Parks and Recreation Department has closed the boat ramp and fishing pier at Lake Townsen Regional Park, 28011 Lake Lindsey Road, until further notice. For information, call (352) 754-4027.


Thursday night is College Night

Nature Coast Technical High School will offer a College Night from 6 to 8 Thursday at 4057 California St., south of Brooksville. This event will bring together representatives from numerous public and private colleges, other educational institutions and the military. It will serve as a one-stop opportunity to get information about admissions, financial aid and postsecondary programs. High school students, parents and prospective students of all ages are invited. There is no cost to attend. For information, call the school at (352) 797-7088.


Hit the dance floor for fundraiser

The Hispanic Scholarship Civic and Cultural Foundation will host a scholarship fundraiser dance from 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. today at the Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Music will be provided by DJ Mario Gonzalez of HP Productions. Proper attire is required; guests may bring their own beverages. Tickets are $15 at the door. Call Gladys Pederson at (352) 683-6235.

Today's picks

Girl Scout recruitment fair: 2-5 p.m., Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. (813) 325-9086.

VFW Post 9236 steak dinner: 6-8 p.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. $10. (352) 596-9236.

International Latin Night: 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Latinos Unidos Social Club, 12528 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. $10 for men, $5 for women. (352) 556-2294.

Ghost Tours: 8-10 p.m., Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. Reservations required. $20, cash only. (352) 799-0129.

Hernando deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Sept. 15 is deadline for two water incentive programs 09/07/12 [Last modified: Friday, September 7, 2012 6:03pm]
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