The 3rd Annual "Get Fit" Port Orange
It's time to register for the 3rd Annual "Get Fit" challenge Port Orange! The City of Port Orange and Port Orange Family Days encourage the community to join this ten week journey that seeks to teach and motivate participants to live an active, balanced lifestyle in order to improve health and lose weight.

The challenge begins March 6, 2016, and is limited to the first 150 participants. Click here to register online at the Parks and Recreation's web page, or register at the Port Orange Gym, 4655 City Center Circle.

Participants can choose to participate as an individual for the $500 Top Male and Female prizes or assemble a team with a minimum of four adults to compete for the coveted $700 Team prize.

All Participants Receive:
  • 19 Workouts led by our experienced Community Partners on Monday and Thursday evenings.
  • 10 Weeks of additional activities including nutrition classes, lectures, and races.
  • 2 Weeks FREE Membership at EACH of our Community Partners during their sponsorship weeks. including: CrossFit 386, Title Boxing Club, the Port Orange YMCA, and LA Fitness.
  • Fitness Assessment
  • Official Challenge T-Shirt
  • Workout Bag
  • Fun-filled Finale with food, prizes, giveaways and more!
For more information or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 386-506-5851,
or click here to visit the Get Fit page.

Port Orange's Water Plant Receives State Excellence Award
For the second time in three years, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has awarded Port Orange's Garnsey Water Treatment Plant the department's Plant Operations Excellence Award in the large system category (+50,000 persons). The award recognizes outstanding treatment plant operation, maintenance, and compliance.

"This award reflects superb effort on the part of our water operations, maintenance, distribution, and lab professionals," said Andy Neff, Public Utilities Director. "Our employees continuously strive to exceed standards to provide the highest drinking water quality for the citizens of Port Orange."

The process to garner the FDEP award actually started at the county level where Port Orange was selected by the Volusia County Health Department to be the representative from Volusia County. The Garnsey Water Plant then competed against entrants from other counties within the Central Florida region, which is one of six regions. From that competition, Port Orange's water plant was selected to receive the Central Florida Regional Award as the best treatment plant.

What set the Garnsey Water Plant apart from the competitors was the continual improvements made at the plant, and treating the water to a high level of water safety. Progressive capital improvements, efficient operations, and consistently high plant sanitary inspections factored into the selection as the county entrant. Extensive preparation of the submission presentation that verified the achievements of the plant was instrumental in the regional award.

The actual award presentation will take place on March 2, 2016, in Ocala during the Florida Rural Water Association seminar called Focus on Change. For information, call 386-506-5751.

Irrigation Limited to One Day a Week, Excluding Reclaimed Water
St. Johns River Water Management District Restrictions

Effective Nov. 1, 2015, landscape irrigation will be limited to one day a week across the 18 counties of the St. Johns River Water Management District, including Volusia County and the City of Port Orange.

Plants and grass need less water in cooler months and watering restrictions ensure the efficient use of water for lawn and landscape irrigation. One of the most important ways to help meet Florida's water supply needs for today and the future is through conservation.

Lawn and landscape irrigation often accounts for more than half of residential water use. Watering wisely promotes healthier lawns and landscapes and conserves Florida's water resources.

Because lawns need significantly less water in Florida's winter months, landscape irrigation is limited to one day a week on the following schedule when Eastern Standard Time is in effect:
  • Saturday at addresses that end in an odd number or have no address
  • Sunday at addresses that end in an even number
  • Tuesday for nonresidential landscape irrigation
  • No irrigation allowed between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
In addition, irrigation is limited to 3/4 inch of water per irrigation zone and to no more than one hour per irrigation zone. The one-day-per-week restrictions will be in place until daylight saving time returns on March 13, 2016.

The above restrictions apply to water withdrawn from ground or surface water, from a private well or pump, or from a public or private water utility, but they do not apply to irrigation using reclaimed water or storm water

Reclaimed Water Irrigation
Irrigation using reclaimed water is allowed (3) days per week under City ordinance:
Residential (12:00 midnight to 8:00 a.m.)
Odd numbered addresses: Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
Even numbered addresses: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday

(6:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight) (Commercial, golf courses, etc.)
Odd numbered addresses: Monday, Wednesday, & Saturday
Even numbered addresses: Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday
Questions may be directed to Public Utilities at 506-5750 option 4.

Connect with the City on Social Media!
Did you know that the City of Port Orange is very active on social media?

In an effort to share information across multiple outlets and communicate with citizens and visitors, the City and departments within have established several social media channels.

Join the conversation to learn about what the city does each day, upcoming events, important meetings, or simply to view interesting photographs from around Port Orange.

Your engagement makes the City of Port Orange a better place.
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Coming Up On The City's Calendar...
City of Port Orange Special Events
2016 Annual Special Event Schedule

When: Tuesday, March 01, 2016, 12:00 am

Check out all the events that will be occurring at the City Center Complex this year!

City of Port Orange Meetings
City Council Meeting
When: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 pm
Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 1000 City Center Circle
Special Magistrate Meeting (Code Enforcement)
When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 9:00 am
Location: Council Chambers, City Hall, 1000 City Center Circle
City of Port Orange Lectures and Other Events
Freemanville Day Ceremony
When: Tuesday, February 09, 2016, 4:00 pm
Location: Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 941 N. Orange Ave.
HISTORY LECTURE: Lost Traditions
When: Friday, February 12, 2016, 1:00 pm
Location: Adult Center Annex, 3738 Halifax Drive
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