Waterford Recreation and Parks
15 Rope Ferry Road
April 30, 2009
Waterford, CT • 860-444-5881
In this Issue:
Summer Playground Information
Camp Programs: Tennis, Golf, Music
New (CSI) Camp - page 9
Fitness Challenge - page 15
Don’t miss out on these and other great
offerings this Summer
Pick one, pick them all...
take advantage of what
Waterford has to offer.
Be Active and Stay Healthy!
MAIL IN REGISTRATION:
No registrations will be accepted
before the MAY 11TH POST MARK.
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Message from ....
From the Desk of:
Kerry Sullivan, Program Coordinator
I know we are all looking forward to the warmer weather and we here at Recreation and Parks are hoping we have something for you, your family
and friends to enjoy. You will see in this booklet that we have some very special new programs. Last year we did the Lego Camp and it was a huge
success. This year we have added a C.S.I. Camp, which we think will be a lot of fun and very interesting for our future scientist and detectives. There
are also many new dance programs for the children to enjoy, which incorporate physical fitness.
Something new and exciting for everyone including the adults in the community is our Tri-Town Wellness Challenge. This is based on the popular
show The Biggest Loser with a few twists of our own to make it unique. Not only will you be challenging yourself, competing among other individuals
from town, but we will be challenging individuals from New London and East Lyme. Those of you who know me will also find out that I will be joining
this challenge trying to make Waterford triumphant.
A few other things I would like to bring to your attention, once again we will be offering Summer Concerts at Waterford Beach. These concerts will
take place on Wednesday evenings from 6pm to 8pm from June 17 to August 19 a different band each Wednesday. These concerts are free to the
public and a great family night out. Speaking of FAMILY NIGHT OUT AND BEING FREE we are trying something new this year! We will be offering
two nights of free family oriented movies. Once again they will be held at Waterford Beach in the green area. In these tough economical times we here
at Waterford Recreation and Parks are trying to bring a little something special to our residents. We offer these free programs to all our residents and
the surrounding communities to enjoy… help us bring back Family Night.
You will also find in this booklet a couple of days that we will be looking for volunteers. I recognize that this is the year of the volunteer and I am
asking anyone who can to please try to volunteer someplace and let me recommend a couple (wink). One is the beautification project that was started
last summer/fall at the corner of Route 1 and Route 156. This would be the War Memorial Community Flower Garden. With the help of some
individuals from the community we were able to plant 1,500 crocus and daffodils last fall. This spring on May 16 we will once again be meeting at the
garden at 10:00am to plant perennials, weed and get the garden going for the spring. On the 17 of May we will be working at the Waterford Dog Park
to do some clean up, plant more wild flower seeds and hold a Community Yard Sale from 10am to 2pm to benefit the dog park. Also as a heads up to
all our dog owners who have been using the dog park. The park will probably be closing for a few weeks between April and May for re-seeding. This
has been a bigger success than even I had anticipated and believe me I had high expectations!
Finally in closing I want to thank everyone who has contact myself and the Recreation and Parks Department about programs that they offer. We
have seen an increase in proposals, accepting some and having to turn down some others. We have found this very interesting and are very pleased to
learn we have such talented individuals living in Waterford.
Enjoy the spring and summer and be safe!
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Message from the Director
Message From The Director:
Summer days filled with going to the beach, playing sports
and simply enjoying the outdoors with family and friends will
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soon be here. We are pleased to offer you ample
opportunities to make the best of your summer byway of our RECREATION & PARKS DEPARTMENT
programs, parks, and facilities. Messages from ............3
We realize that economic challenges are present for many Important Information............5
of us, so we are striving to continue to provide quality services by consciously
controlling our costs when appropriate. Also note that we will continue to keep our
program and other fees at a reasonable cost so as to not deter the public from Youth Programs............8
partaking in our programs. Please note that we have a financial assistance program Adult Programs........13
available for those that may need it. Aquatic/Pool Programs........16
Waterford is a community that is fortunate to have a strong volunteer base. I would Pool Regulations........19
like to thank all of those who so freely give of their time and skills such as the
volunteers that run our co-sponsored sport organizations, as well as those on the Community News........20
Youth Sports Council. Thanks are also in order for those who serve on various Community Center Information........22
committees such as the Playground, Dog Park, and Waterford Week committees. Program Registration Form........23
Local scout groups also deserve to be commended for the service projects they Youth Sport Council........22
complete. Consider volunteering yourself if possible.
Project Updates: TOWN DEPARTMENTS
Stenger Farm Community Playground: Work continues and fund raising is
First Selectman’s Office/Tax Office........26
underway. A projected completion date of summer 2010 has been set. Read more
about their efforts in this booklet and how you can help. Senior Services........27
Eugene O’Neill Theater Improvements/ Expansion: Our Commission is Library........28
currently reviewing the plans brought forward by the Theater. A recommendation will Youth Services Bureau........29
then be made to the Board of Selectman. Emergency Management........30
Capital Improvements: We continue to search out and apply for grants to assist
us in maintaining current facilities, such as the tennis courts, and also for
Stenger Farm Playground........31
enhancements to existing park areas. Public Works........32
We hope to see you in the programs, and out in the parks! Please contact our office
with any questions. Have a healthy and safe summer.
Brian W. Flaherty, Director
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Registration by Mail: No registration will be accepted before the postmark
date of May 11, 2009. All Waterford residents get first priority. Out of Town Residents may
mail in their registration forms dated May 18, 2009.
Walk-In Registration: Registrations may be dropped off in person at the
Recreation and Parks Department starting on May 27th, from 8am to ent
n Statemed for all
Missio be offer
4pm. Please note that the mail-in date is earlier than the walk-in
and therefore mail-in registrations have first priority. ill ach e
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Program Enrollment Policy & Refunds: The Recreation and Parks Progr d interests rtunity to
Commission reserves the right to re-schedule, relocate, or cancel any ages a ual the opp f activities.
advertised program due to facility availability and public response. If a individ riety o s,
in a va ctivitie
program meets the maximum enrollment, a wait list will be created. If engage gh these a le to make
additional class openings become available, we will use the waiting list to Throu will be ab ure time
fill the class. 100% Program Satisfaction guaranteed. ipants f leis al
partic ctive use o itive physic
Program Cancellations: All program cancellations due to weather or const ribute to po and good
facility difficulties will be announced on Radio Stations WNLC, WTYD, and co mental hea ship.
WICH, WKCD, WAVE and WSUB. News Channel 3 provides the cancellation and an
postings for television. Please contact the office if you are not satisfied with sportm
Payment Information: Cash or check only. Checks should be made payable
to the Town of Waterford (return check fee of $25.00). Proof of residency is
required. To qualify for the senior rate, you must be a Waterford Resident/Taxpayer, sixty-five (65) years of age or older.
Pro-rating will not occur for late registrations.
Financial Hardships: Scholarships are available and handled in a confidential manner. Contact the Recreation and Parks
Office for more information.
Accessibility Policy: We will make every effort to provide programs and facilities that are accessible to everyone. Please
contact the office with any questions or comments. We guarantee coperation, 100% of the time.
PROGRAM REGISTRATIONS: Mail–In Date is: May 11th, 2009 • Walk–Ins starting: May 27th, 2009
Office Hours Financial Assistance is available!
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday Please take advantage of this opportunity if
you are experiencing a hardship that is
Community Center preventing you and your family from
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Monday through Friday participating, Contact Brian Flaherty or
Ryan McNamara in the Recreation and Parks Office
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday
for more information.
Community Center Fitness Room
(860) 444 - 5881 Office
Take advantage of the Community Center Fitness Room!
(860) 444 - 5882 After 4:00 pm
It has all the equipment needed to get your
(860) 444 - 5884 Community Ctr. exercise goals on track, including:
(860) 440 - 5717 FAX • 2 Treadmills • 2 recumbent bicycles • Elliptical
• Recumbent Stepper •A universal weight set
www.waterfordct.org designed to workout most body parts and many
free weights, medicine balls, etc.!
wtfdrp waterfordct.org Stop by the Recreation and Parks Office to fill
out the appropriate forms and you will be on
15 Rope Ferry Road your way to better fitness and health!
Waterford, CT 06385
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Waterford Recreation and Parks Commission
John Worobey, Chairman
Luke Cappiello, Vice Chairman
Beach Stickers Stacey Wielachowski
•Get your beach sticker now by mailing in a photo-copy
of your car registration and check. Staff
•Send a photo-copy of your car registration to the Brian W. Flaherty..................Director
Recreation and Parks Department in-order to receive a Ryan McNamara...................Assistant Director
2009 Beach Sticker.
•Walk-Ins Welcome Starting June 1, 2009
Kerry Sullivan...........................Program Coordinator
We Recommend Mailing In A Photo-Copy Of Your
M. Ann Nolan...........................Office Coordinator
Registration And A Sticker Will Be Sent Back To You!! Hilary Willard............................Receptionist/Clerk
This Can Be Done At Anytime! Vernon McDade.....................Maintenance Foreman
Beach Sticker Fees: Maintenance Crew
Waterford Residents: $10.00 first car $2.00 for each Bob Bezanson, Don Chapman, Rob Cooper,
additional car in the same family and household.
Waterford Senior Citizens: $2.00 per car with the Bill Cullen, Mark Munsell, Scott Olson
senior citizens name on the registration. Waterford and Gary Perkins
seniors still have the option of showing I.D. at the gate
and entering free (65 years of age and over).
Out of town residents: $60.00 per car
Walker Pass for the season: Our Programs can be made accessible to all.
Waterford Residents (all): $2.00 Interested in Youth Sport Development?
Visit www.nays.org to find outh Sport resources, recent
Out of town residents: $10.00 national articles regarding youth sports, and information on
Daily Parking Fee at the Gatehouse how to help in the development of youth sports. NAYS-
National Alliance for Youth Sports-has information for
without a sticker: parents, coaches, volunteers, and more!
Waterford residents: $2.00 weekday/$5.00 weekends
Waterford Senior Citizen: Free with I.D. cuss?
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Out of town residents: $10.00 during the week, and ould lik e planning?
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$20.00 on weekends and holidays.
Out of town residents attending picnics: Questio a Recreation a rth Tuesday of nter.
MUST be on guest list. During the week $5.00, $7.00 on Stop by eld on the fou ommunity Ce w
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weekends, per vehicle. meeting t 5:00pm in th t current and ing
mo nth a abou xplain e
Walker/Biker Daily Fees at the Beach: to listen a note e b
Drop in gs or drop us cuss so it can PROGRAM
Waterford residents: $1.00 hap penin ld like to dis da. REGISTRATI
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Waterford Senior Citizens: Free what yo added to th Mail–In Date
Out of town residents: $5.00 Is:
May 11th, 20
Waterford Beach and Pleasure Beach open on Saturday, June 20, Walk–Ins Sta
2009. Please remember NO dogs at Waterford Beach or Pleasure May 27th, 20
Beach from June 20 to September 8, 2009, Thank you!
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FUN IN THE SUN (3-5 year olds) SUMMER PLAYGROUND
Don’t miss out on all of the excitement at the beach! NOTE: ONLY THREE LOCATIONS –
Children explore nature, play games, and design crafts. Quaker Hill School, Southwest School and the
Wednesdays, starting June 24th. Meets for 4 weeks Civic Triangle
(NO – Cohanzie, Oswegatchie or Great Neck Schools) (Grades K-5)
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Mon. through Fri., June 29th—Aug. 7th. (Does not meet 7/3)
Fee: $19.00 residents/ $22.00 o.o.t.
Location: Waterford Beach Park 9am-12noon at Quaker Hill, Southwest Elementary
Instructor: Paula Jessuck schools and Civic Triangle.
Class size: Max. 8/ Min. 6 NOTE: Due to school construction, playground will
only be held at the above mentioned schools.
Tapping Butterflies (3-5 year olds)
Code #165051 Quaker Hill
Tap Dance and Ballet working together. Bring your own
Code #165021 Southwest Elementary
tap and ballet shoes.
Code #165001 Civic Triangle
Code # 160051-01
Register at the playground your child will be
Dates: June 17th to July 22nd
Day: Wednesdays attending.
Time: 4:15pm to 4:45pm Should it rain, the program is cancelled for that day.
Fee: $35 residents/$42 o.o.t. The Playground Program is a recreational opportunity for
Where: Community Center Dance Room children. The activities and program concept is
Instructor: Miss Nikki designed as a neighborhood based, safe, and fun
Class size: max. 12/min. 6 recreational environment. Safety and educational
speakers may participate for the child’s enjoyment. This
Code #160051-02 Same info as above is not a day care program. Should it start to storm
during the time frame of this program, parents/guardians
Ages: 6–8 are to pick up children promptly.
Dates: June 17th to July 22nd Please register at the playground and pay the instructor
Day: Wednesdays there. There is a $10 fee for snacks, please pay in CASH.
Time: 5:00pm to 5:15pm Please remember that you can pick a playground location
Fee: $35 residents/$42 o.o.t. that is closest for you. If you end up going to two different
playgrounds you have to register and pay at both.
MLS SOCCER CAMP
Official Camp of Major League Soccer
Develop the skills necessary to standout in soccer! This
camp emphasizes coordination and ball control while
playing fun games with some of the world’s best athletes
Code # 150111-01
Dates: August 3—August 7
Age: 3-5 year olds
Time: 9am - 10am
Location: Leary Park
Class size: Max. Unl./ Min. 10
Participants receive free soccer ball and t-shirt
Note: Participants must also fill out an MLS Form.
Note: Separate Check: Made out to MLS CAMPS
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MLS SOCCER CAMP YOUTH TENNIS LESSONS
Official Camp of Major League Soccer (6-15 years old)
(Separate Check Made out to MLS CAMPS) Coordination, fundamentals, game play, strategy. Fun and
Develop the skills necessary to standout in soccer! challenging while exercising at the same time! Participants
This camp emphasizes coordination and ball control while must supply their own racquet. Please wear sneakers (no
playing fun games with some of the world’s best athletes sandals), hat, and bring a water bottle. Lessons will run for
and coaches! 6 weeks, one lesson per week, beginning Monday, June
Code #150111-02 29th (no class July 4th) on the following schedule:
Ages: 6 - 8 year olds Code #150041-01
Dates: August 4 - August 7 Date: Tuesdays Place: Waterford Beach
Time: 10:15am - 11:45am Time: 8:30-9:30am Ages 4-5 yrs
Fee: $70.00 Code #150041-02
Class size: Max. Unl./Min. 10 Date: Tuesdays Place: Waterford Beach
Location: Leary Park Time: 9-10am Ages: 6-8 yrs
Participants receive free soccer ball and t-shirt Code #150041-03
Date: Tuesdays Place: Waterford Beach
Code #150111-03 Time: 10-11am Ages: 9-15 yrs
Ages: 9 - 12 year olds Code #150041-05
Time: 9:00am - 12:00noon Date: Wednesdays Place: Leary
Fee: $105 Time: 9-10am Ages: 6-8 yrs
Class size: Max. Unl./Min. 10
Participants receive free soccer ball and t-shirt Code #150041-06
NOTE: Participants must also fill out an MLS Form. Date: Wednesdays Place: Leary
Time: 10-11am Ages: 9-15 yrs
Date: Thursdays Place: Waterford High School
Time: 8:30-9:30am Ages: 4-5yrs
Date: Thursdays Place: Waterford High School
Time: 9-10 am Ages 6-8 yrs
Competitive Junior Summer Tennis League! Date: Thursdays Place: Waterford High School
Time: 10-11 am Ages: 9-15 yrs
SE CT JR SUMMER TENNIS LEAGUE
This is geared for the Junior Varsity, Varsity and other Code #150041-10
Date: Thursdays Place: Waterford High School
aspiring intermediate to advanced Junior players. Boys
Time: 5-6 pm Ages: 9-15 yrs
and girls 18 years and younger will be playing in a
combination of singles and doubles matches. We will Code #150041-11
generally meet on Fridays and we will have both home Date: Mondays Place: Waterford High School
Time: 5-6 pm Ages: 9-15 yrs
and away matches. The teams will compete throughout
the summer session and the season will conclude with a Fee: $30.00 resident/ $40.00 o.o.t.
Team Championship Tournament! Try outs for the Class size: Max. 10/Min. 5
Waterford Recreation & Parks teams will start once
school has recessed for the summer. All those that are
interested please send an email to:
Ages: 18 & under
Location: Waterford High School
Coordinators: Mike Abate & Susan Welshock
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Youth Programs Youth Programs
PLAY—WELL CAMPS WITH LEGO’S
(All checks are to be made out separately to:
NEW CAMP – CSI (CAMP
Play-Well Summer Camp)
Pre Engineering: using LEGO we’ll create, play and (Checks made out separately
learn. Build motorized cars, trains, buses and trucks; to CSI-CAMP)
race them; crash them; repair them. (Ages 5 to 6) Become a mini investigator.
Code # 120111-01 Learn some of the techniques
that have become popular on
Date: July 13th—17th the different TV shows. A great
Time: 9:00am—12noon program for students interested
Location: Community Center in science.
Class size: max. 22/ min. 11
Fee: $125 Code #120141-01
Engineering FUNdamentals, using LEGO we’ll Date: July 6th – 10th
explore concepts in physics, mechanical and Time: 9:00am – 12noon
structural eng. and architecture while playing. Where: Community Center
(ages 7 to 9) Fee: $100.00 Check made out CCI Camps
Code# 120111-02 Class size: Minimum of 10, Maximum of 25
Grades: 6th – 8th
Date: July 13th—17th Supervisors: Teachers/Students of High Education
Location: Community Center Code #120141-02
Class size: max. 22/min. 11
Fee: $125 Date: July 6th – July 10th
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Pre-engineering. Building and design using LEGO’s Where: Community Center
and challenge opponents to the finish. (ages 5 to 8) Fee: $100.00 Check made out to CCI Camps
Code# 120111-03 Class size: Minimum of 10, Maximum of 25
Grades: 6th – 8th
Date: July 20th—24th Supervisors: Teachers/Students of High Education
Location: Community Center
Class size: max 22/min. 11
NEW – MINI DANCE CAMPS I’M
Sports Bots, we will design and build motorized NEW!
remote controlled sports bots to compete through Ballet and Tap Dance
LEGO’s. (ages 9-12) Code #120151-01
Code#120011-04 Date: July 13th – 17th
Date: July20th –24th Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Time: 1:00pm—4:00pm Where: Community Center Dance Room
Location: Community Center Fee: $50.00 res./ $100.00 o.o.t.
Class size: max 22/min 22 Class size: Minimum 6, Maximum 12
Fee: $125 Ages: 6 to 9 years old
Supervisor: Miss Nikki
HIP HOP AND JAZZ
Date: July 13th – 17th
The main ingredient for fun Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Where: Community Center Dance Room
Check Us Out....
Fee: $50.00 res./ $100.00 o.o.t.
media.norwichbulletin.com/parks.html Class size: Minimum 6, Maximum 12
Explore all the areas Ages: 6 to 9 years old
Parks & Recreation Programs Online! Supervisor: Miss Nikki
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HIP HOP AND JAZZ PERCUSSION LESSONS/ PERCUSSION
Code #120161-02 ENSEMBLE
Date: July 20th – 24th Code #120021-03
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm Date: July 27th – July 31st
Where: Community Center Dance Room Time: 10:45am – Noon
Fee: $50.00 res./ $100.00 o.o.t. Fee: $40.00 res./ $50.00 o.o.t.
Class size: Minimum 6, Maximum 12 Where: Clark Lane Middle School Music
Ages: 6 to 9 years old Room (L 103)
Supervisor: Miss Nikki Class size: Max. 15 /Min. 8
Instructor: Gary Vallee
Reading Materials: Drum sticks, drum pad, lesson
HIP HOP AND JAZZ
book (Essential Elements 2000 Book 1 or 2) and a
Code #120161-03 pencil. Beginners must meet with Mr. Vallee prior to the
Date: July 20th – 24th end of the school year for information on what percussion
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm equipment and materials are needed.
Where: Community Center Dance Room
Fee: $50.00 res./ $100.00 o.o.t. Boys and girls entering grades 5,6,7 or 8 in August
Class size: Minimum 6, Maximum 12 2009 who either already play a percussion instrument
Ages: 10 to 14 years old and would like to continue during the summer, or who
Supervisor: Miss Nikki would like to begin on a percussion instrument during
the summer. Percussion Ensemble music may be
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC LESSONS covered. Students will be playing different percussion
Date: July 27th – July 31st CREATIVE WRITING FOR CREATIVE MINDS
Time: 8:00am – 9:15am Fiction writing, poems, and writing projects. It’s time to
Fee: $40.00 res./ $50.00 o.o.t. get your thoughts and ideas on paper. Let this program
Where: Clark Lane Middle School tap into your creative process!
Music Room (L 103)
Class size: Minimum 8, No Maximum Code #: 120082-01
Instructor: Gary Vallee Dates: August 17th – August 21st
Reading Materials: Instruments, lesson book Days: M-F
(Essential Elements Book 1 or 2) and a pencil. Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Boys and Girls entering Grades 5,6,7, or 8 in Aug. 2009 Ages: 11 - 14
who either already play a woodwind or brass instrument Fee: $50.00 residents, $60.00 o.o.t.
and would like to continue to play during the summer, or Location: Community Center
would like to being on a woodwind or brass instrument Instructor: Emily Culp & Galen Danskin
during the summer. Various styles of small ensemble Class Size: min. 6/max 12
music (Woodwind & Brass) and/or band may be covered.
BEGINNING/ ADVANCED JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Date: July 27th – July 31st
Time: 9:20am – 10:35am
Fee: $40.00 res./ $50.00 o.o.t.
Where: Clark Lane Middle School
Music Room (L 103)
Class size: Max. 30 /Min. 8
Instructor: Gary Vallee
Reading Materials: Instruments and a pencil.
Boys and girls entering Grades 5,6,7, or 8 in Aug. 2009
who already play a woodwind, brass, or percussion
instrument and who would like to learn the jazz style of
playing. Pianists, guitar players, and bass players are
welcome as well. Improvisation will also be covered.
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NEW PROGRAM: ACT IT OUT SWIM LESSONS
A mini acting camp. Great introduction to the arts. (Note registration cut off dates)
Code #120171-01 Discover the benefits of learning how to swim! Group
setting provide appropriate level of instruction whether a
Dates: July 6th - July 10th beginner first entering the water or advanced
Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm NEW! swimmer fine-tuning your
Where: Community Center technique. Join
Fee: $75.00 res/$125.00 o.o.t. us in reaching
Class Size: Minimum 10/Maximum 15 your personal
Grades: 1st to 3rd achievements.
Supervisor: Susan McGuire NOTE * you
Code #120171-02 no later than
Dates: July 6th - July 10th two weeks prior
Time: 2:15pm to 3:15pm to start so that
Where: Community Center we can hire the
Fee: $75.00 res/$125.00 o.o.t. appropriate
Grades: 4th to 6th amount of
Supervisor: Susan McGuire individuals.
Fee: $30.00 - $125.00 maximum fee per
GOLF CAMP (10 years old and up) family, residents only
Code# 150035 Location: Waterford High School Pool
A week of golf training to Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday
prepare you for the Class size: Max. 12/ min. 6
season! Learn proper
enhance your skills,
etiquette, grip, swing,
putting, etc. Come mom
and daughter, father and son,
husband and wife, anyone!
Dates: July 13th - 17th
Fee: $100.00 residents, $125.00 o.o.t.
Location: Great Brook Golf
Route 184 in Groton
Instructor: Chris Hedden
Class Size: Max. 20 /Min. 4
Participants must purchase bucket of balls daily
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ADULT TENNIS LESSONS ACTIVE YOGA/ FITNESS
Learn all of the basic skills necessary to challenge your Code #130035-01
friends or improve your current abilities! Tennis offers Add yoga to your life and enjoy the benefits. Increase
great fitness workouts and so much more. your flexibility and breathing control while allowing you to
Participants must supply their own racquet. Please wear relax.
sneakers (no sandals), hat, and bring a water bottle. Dates: June 20th-Aug. 1st (No class July4th)
Lessons will run for 6 weeks, one lesson per week,
beginning June 29th (no class July 3rd) on the
following schedule: Time: 8:30 - 9:30am
(note: maintenance or repair of courts could alter this schedule) Ages: 16 years and older
Code# 150043-01 Fee: $35.00 residents
Date: Mondays Place: Waterford High School $15.00 seniors; $42.00 o.o.t.
Time: 6-7pm Level: Beginner/Intermediate Where: Community Center
Code# 150043-02** Instructor: Ann Marie Pagan
Date: Mondays Place: Waterford High School Class size: 15 min/30 max
Time: 7- 8:30pm Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Code # 150043-03
Date: Thursdays Place: Waterford High School
Time: 6- 7pm Level: Beginner/Intermediate Code#130035-02
The fundamentals of yoga are practiced here with an
Code # 150043-04 emphasis on stretching and rejuvenating your focus.
Date: Thursdays Place: Waterford High School
Time: 7-8pm Level: Intermediate Dates: June 23rd - July 28th
Fee: $30.00 resident; $15.00 seniors; $40.00 o.o.t.
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
**Class is 11⁄2 hours, fee is $45 resident/$20 senior;
Instructor: Ann Marie Pagan
Class size: Max. 10/ Min. 5 **All other information same as above class.
CO-ED STEP AEROBICS YOGA ON THE BEACH
Code #130055 Code# 130035-03
Step class to build endurance, coordination, and The fundamentals of beginner yoga take place in a
strengthen muscle groups. Participants MUST bring beautiful environment. Classes will be held at Waterford
their OWN step. Beach. Meet at the bridge to the beach.
Date: July 7th - July 30th Dates: July 7th – August 11th
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Day: Monday (rain day is Tuesday)
Time: 5:30pm – 6:15pm Time: 8:00am – 9:00am
Fee: $23.00 resident/taxpayer; Instructor: Toni Tryopolis
$12.00 seniors;$35.00 o.o.t. Fee: $35.00 residents; $15.00 senior;
Where: Community Center $42.00 o.o.t.
Instructor: Ceil Decker
Class size: min 20/max 40
EARLY MORNING PILATES
Code #: 130085-01
Start your day off right! This low impact program is
designed to develop core strength, release tension and
improve flexibility. Resulting in improved posture and
ease of movement. Please bring your own yoga mat and
stability ball to class.
Date: Wednesdays July 1st – August 15th
(no class on July 15th)
Location: Community Center Dance Room
Fee: $35.00 residents; $15.00 seniors;
Instructor: Denise Hanner
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EARLY MORNING BODY SCULPTING ZUMBA – CARDIO FITNESS
Code # 130095-01 DANCE CLASS – NEW I’M
This low impact class will target all major muscle areas Code #130125
to increase strength and toning. Participants will work Zumba dancing is based on international rhythms, this
with tubing, bands and weights in addition to core class is sure to have your heart pumping and feet
conditioning exercises. moving! Designed to accommodate all fitness levels. No
Code # 130095-01 special equipment required; active clothing and athletic
footwear recommended. Great class for cardio patients
Date: Thursday, July 2nd – August 13th to take.
(no class on July 16th)
Time: 8:00am—8:45am Days: Wednesday and Thursdays,
Location: Community Center Dance Room July 1st –August 6th (no class 7/29)
Fee: $35.00 residents; $15.00 seniors; Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
$42.00 o.o.t. Where: Community Center Dance Room
Instructor: Denise Hanner Instructor: Katey Durham
Fee: $40.00 resident; $20.00 seniors;
Code # 130115-01 FINANCIAL & TAX STRATEGIES
Work building strength, agility and Code# 120135-01
power. Intermittently high bursts of Sessions (4) will include: Retirement Strategies, Income
cardio-aerobics with strength Protection Management, Education/Extra Income/
training. Estate Preservation Strategies, Debt Management,
Dates: June 20th – Investment Strategies and Taxation Strategies.
August 1st Dates: July 6th-July 27th
(no July 4th) Days: Mondays
Days: Saturdays Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Time: 9:45am- Fee: FREE
10:30am Where: Community Center- Room 141
Ages: 16 years and older Instructor: Julie Greco
Fee: $35.00 residents; $15.00 seniors; Class Size: 10 min/ 25 max
Where: Community Center
Instructor: Ann Marie Pagan DOG OBEDIENCE—
Class size: 15 min/30max BEGINNERS
LETS DANCE – ADULT JAZZ
Code #120175-01 NOVICE
A fun class with music from yesterday to today. This Code# 120075-02
class will focus on stretching, basic dance steps and a This class will refine
combination of different dance steps. LET’S DANCE into basic skills and work
a healthier you. towards taking the
Day: Mondays – June 1st to July 6th dog off leash. You must
Time: 6:15pm – 7:00pm provide instructor with proof of
Where: Community Center Dance Room vaccinations at first class. Please bring training collar,
Instructor:Nicole Craddac leash and treats to first class.
Fee: $30.00 resident; $15.00 seniors; Dates: June 30th– July 31
$40.00. o.o.t. completion of 10 sessions
Class size: 30 max/10 min Days: Tuesdays and Fridays (no class 7/3)
Time: 5:15pm - 6:15pm –Beginners 01
6:30pm – 7:30pm –Novice 02
Fee: $37.00 residents; $18.00 senior citizens;
Where: Veterans Field
Instructor: Barbara Keck
Class size: Min 7/ Max 10
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Code #: 130155
Dates: June 22nd- August 22nd
Days: Monday- Friday 6:00pm-7:00pm
Time: Weigh-Ins Saturdays 9am
Ages: 10 years to 99 years
Come join members of the Waterford, East Lyme, and
New London communities as they challenge one another
in a weekly fitness challenge. Participates will take part in
group activities, in locations throughout Southeastern Sign up with your local Recreation and Parks Department.
Connecticut, as they try to achieve their maximum weight An organizational meeting explaining the challenge will be
loss goals. There will be one overall winner along with held at the Waterford Community Center on June 15th at
winners from their respective towns. All weigh-ins will be 6:00pm. All weigh ins will take place at the Waterford
held on Saturday mornings in the Waterford Community Community Center at 9:00am on Saturdays with a half
Center by a nutritionist and will be held in the strictest of hour nutritional discussion following weigh ins.
Grab a partner, mother and daughter, father and son,
The group will meet Monday through Friday from 6:00pm husband and wife, siblings, aunts and uncles, nieces and
to 7:00pm to do some sort of exercise program that is nephews, children through seniors are all encouraged to
geared in their town that can be continued when the take part in this new and innovative Tri-Town challenge.
program ends. Some of the activities that will take place There will be weekly challenges and prizes to be had. No
are walking, swimming, hiking, kick boxing, aerobics, one gets voted out! The only thing you have to lose is
water walking, jogging, biking and much more. weight and bad habits. Come join in the fun of this
Everything will be geared towards the individual’s challenge!
capabilities. Participants will help to encourage others as
well as instructors pushing you to levels you never Cost of this program is: FREE
thought you might obtain. Minimum of 10 participants per town/ No Maximum
Health Benefits of Exercise
Regular exercise can help protect you from heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, non insulin-dependent
diabetes, obesity, back pain, osteoporosis, and can improve your mood and help you to better manage stress.
For the greatest overall health benefits, experts recommend that you do 20 to 30 minutes of aerobic activity three or
more times a week and some type of muscle strengthening activity and stretching at least twice a week. However, if you
are unable to do this level of activity, you can gain substantial health benefits by accumulating 30 minutes or more of
moderate-intensity physical activity a day, at least five times a week.
If you have been inactive for a while, you may want to start with less strenuous activities such as walking or swimming
at a comfortable pace. Beginning at a slow pace will allow you to become physically fit without straining your body. Once
you are in better shape, you can gradually do more strenuous activity.
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SWIM LESSONS PLEASE CHECK DATES
Discover the benefits of learning how to swim! Group setting provide appropriate level of instruction whether a beginner first
entering the water or advanced swimmer fine-tuning your technique. Join us in reaching your personal achievements.
NOTE: You must register no later than two weeks prior to start so that we can hire the appropriate amount of
Fee: $30.00 - $120.00 maximum fee per family, per session, residents only
Location: Waterford High School Pool
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Class size: Max. 12/Min. 6
SESSION I: JUNE 29 - JULY 17 SESSION II: JULY 20 - AUGUST 7
(No registration after 6/12) (No registration after 7/10)
*Class is American Red Cross Learn To Swim Program *Class is American Red Cross Learn To Swim Program
Code #110021-A1 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm ~ level 1 Code #110011-B1 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm ~ level 1
Code #110021-A1 10:00 am - 10:50 am ~ level 2 Code #110021-B1 10:00 am - 10:50 am ~ level 2
Code #110021-A2 11:00 am - 11:50 am ~ level 2 Code #110021-B2 11:00 am - 11:50 am ~ level 2
Code #110021-A3 12:25 pm - 1:15 pm ~ level 2 Code #110021-B3 12:25 pm - 1:15 pm ~ level 2
Code #110021-A4 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm ~ level 2 Code #110021-B4 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm ~ level 2
Code #110031-A1 10:00 am - 10:50 am ~ level 3 Code #110031-B1 10:00 am - 10:50 am ~ level 3
Code #110031-A2 11:00 am - 11:50 am ~ level 3 Code #110031-B2 11:00 am - 11:50 am ~ level 3
Code #110031-A3 12:25 pm - 1:15 pm ~ level 3 Code #110031-B3 12:25 pm - 1:15 pm ~ level 3
Code #110031-A4 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm ~ level 3 Code #110031-B4 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm ~ level 3
Code #110041-A1 10:00 am - 10:50 am ~ level 4 Code #110041-B1 10:00 am - 10:50 am ~ level 4
Code #110041-A2 11:00 am - 11:50 am ~ level 4 Code #110041-B2 11:00 am - 11:50 am ~ level 4
Code #110041-A3 12:25 pm - 1:15 pm ~ level 4 Code #110041-B3 12:25 pm - 1:15 pm ~ level 4
Code #110041-A4 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm ~ level 4 Code #110041-B4 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm ~ level 4
Code #110051-A1 10:00 am - 10:50 am ~ level 5 Code #110051-B1 10:00 am - 10:50 am ~ level 5
Code #110051-A2 11:00 am - 11:50 am ~ level 5 Code #110051-B2 11:00 am - 11:50 am ~ level 5
Code #110051-A3 12:25 pm - 1:15 pm ~ level 5 Code #110051-B3 12:25 pm - 1:15 pm ~ level 5
Code #110051-A4 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm ~ level 5 Code #110051-B4 1:25 pm - 2:15 pm ~ level 5
Code #110061-A1 10:00 am - 10:50 am ~ level 6 Code #110061-B1 10:00 am - 10:50 am ~ level 6
Personal Water Safety Lifeguard Readiness
Code #110061—A-2 11:00am - 11:50am ~ level 6 Code #110061—B2 11:00am - 11:50am ~ level 6
Fundamentals of Diving, Lifeguard Readiness, Fitness Swimmer
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Preparation Course For Life Guarding Today Pool Schedule At
Participants must be 11 years of age, or completed 5th Waterford High School
grade, through 14 years of age. You must be able to swim
front crawl/freestyle for 25 yards continuously while Daytime Schedule
breathing to the front or side, tread water for one minute Register at the pool - need proof of residency
using arms and legs, submerge and swim 10 feet
“Harry Neilan Early Morning Lap Swim”
Date: June 29 - August 7 Monday through Friday, 6:00am - 7:30am
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday Senior Citizen Swim:
Time: 12:25pm - 1:15pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 7:30-8:30am
Fee: $30.00 residents only
Location: Waterford High School Pool
No registration needed for Lap/Open Swim.
Instructor: Leona Podezwa
Class size: min 6/ max 12 Proof of residency is required at the door/check-in.
Monday & Friday:
SENIOR SWIM 6:30 - 7:30pm Lap Swim
Code #510014-01 7:30 - 9:00pm Open Swim (no lane lines)
Enjoy a leisure swim at the Waterford High School Pool!
There is a separate schedule for this program that will Wednesday:
fluctuate with the availability of the pool due to High 6:30 - 7:30pm Working Parent/Tot Water Play
Date: July, August, September Tuesday & Thursday:
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 6:30 - 8:00pm Open Swim
Time: 7:30am-8:30am 8:00 - 9:00pm Lap Swim
Fee: $25.00 per quarter
Where: Waterford High School Pool The pool is closed on
Identification is required
for entrance into the
pool. It is for Waterford
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EXPLANATION OF SWIM LEVELS
Level I - • Orientation to aquatic environment Level IV - • Develop confidence and competency in strokes
• Create a sound foundation for aquatic and safety and safety beyond preceding level
skills • Deep water bobbing
• Supported floating and kicking on front/back • Dives from side of pool from stride and standing
• Alternating arm action positions
• Water safety rules • Breaststroke and butterfly
• How to get help in an emergency • Turns at the wall
• Recognizing a swimmer in distress • Familiarity with CPR
• Fundamentals of using a life jacket • Fundamentals of elementary backtroke and side
Level II - • Expand on fundamental aquatic locomotion and stroke
• Floating and kicking on front and back Level V - • Continued refinement of front crawl, back crawl,
• Rhythmic breathing elementary backstroke, breaststroke, and sidestroke
• Combined stroke on front and back • Refinements of strokes and endurance
• Turning over front to back, back to back • Alternate breathing
• Recognizing a swimmer in distress • Swimming underwater
Level III - • Increase swimming skill competency • Open turns on front and back
• Practice safety and rescue skills • Diving safety
• Elements of the butterfly • Beginning diving progression from diving board
• Front and back crawl
• Jumping into deep water with a life jacket Level VI - • Develop maxium efficiency for strokes
• Safe diving from side of pool • Introduce surface dives
• Treading water • Introduce flip turns
• Throwing assist
• Care for conscious choking victim Personal Water Safety
• Endurance of strokes
• Review safety skills and information
• Tread water
• Survival float and swimming
• Self rescue techniques
• Safety rules
Fundamentals of Diving
• Endurance of strokes
• Dives and approaches
• Endurance of strokes
• Tread water
• Using the rescue tube
• Wading with equipment
• Walking assist
• Beach Drag
• Using a backboard
• Endurance of strokes
• Fitness swimming program
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WATERFORD RECREATION AND PARKS COMMISSION (2/04, revised 4/04)
SWIMMING POOL RULES AND REGULATIONS
(The following rules and regulations are based on Section 19-13-B33 of the CT Department Of Public Health Code, as well as the experience of Recreation and Park Staff)
1. Emergencies should be immediately reported to both Aquatic Staff and trained Emergency Medical Personnel.
2. All visitors to the pool are reminded that they enter and use the pool and its related facilities at their own risk.
3. Only Waterford Residents and their Guests (Fridays only) are permitted use of the pool at any time. Proper identification must be shown to Aquatic Staff and all pool
users must sign a Hold Harmless/Indemnification form, agreeing not to hold the Town of Waterford and/or its staff responsible for accidents caused by the negligence
and/or recklessness of the pool user in failing to follow all of the rules set forth in the Town’s Swimming Pool Rules and Regulations. Failure of an adult to sign the
form for either him/herself or for a minor will result in the inability of the adult or child, respectively, to use the pool and/or other related facilities, until such time as
the Hold Harmless/Indemnification form is signed.
4. A Lifeguard must be in attendance while the pool is in use. Swimmers will be signaled when the pool is closed by a whistle/other directions provided by the Lifeguard.
Any use of the pool when it is not officially opened for public use is prohibited.
5. All swimmers must have an appropriate, clean swimsuit made of nylon or non-linting materials. All hairpins, jewelry (medic alert jewelry is allowed), bandages and other
objects that may fall into the pool must be removed before entering the pool area.
6. All swimmers shall bathe with warm water and soap before entering the pool and whenever returning to the pool after engaging in any other building activity outside the
7. Disposable diapers will not be allowed in the pool. Infants and children not yet potty trained must wear tight fitting rubber pants or swim diapers.
8. All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult, 18 years of age or older, while in the pool and pool area. Children between the age of 10 and 17
must prove their ability to swim unassisted or unaided in front of Aquatic Staff to be allowed to swim alone. (Staff Administered Swim Test)
9. Any person not a pool user who is present in the pool area needs to remain in the bleacher area and off the pool deck. Parents/guardians interested in monitoring their
children aged 10 or older are encouraged to do so and can seat themselves in the bleacher area.
10. Non-swimmers (any person unable to safely swim on his/her own), regardless of age, must wear a functioning flotation device approved by the U.S. Coast Guard (you
must bring your own), and must remain in the shallow end of the pool. Non-swimmers who are children must always be accompanied by an adult in the water (Non-
swimmers (any age) will not have to wear a functioning flotation device while being taught how to swim. However, someone who has the ability to swim must
accompany the non-swimmer while in the pool during the course of instruction.)
11. Any pool user (child or adult) uncertain as to their ability to safely swim unassisted by a flotation device or when unaccompanied by another person in the pool, must
request a swimming test from Aquatic Staff. (Staff Administered Swim Test)
12. Valuables should be left at home. Neither the Town of Waterford nor its agents are responsible for the loss or theft of any personal items left unattended in the locker
room, pool area or in any part of the building.
13. All persons must leave the pool area at closing time or when otherwise asked by staff to do so. All locker rooms must be cleared no more than 15 minutes after closing
14. Towels will not be supplied by the town. Each swimmer is responsible for bringing their own towel. Swimmers must wring out towels in the locker room in the showers
15. Prohibitions Related To Locker Room Use: -Adults not using the pool or who are otherwise not assisting their child under the age of 10 in dressing for swimming are
not permitted in the locker room at any time. Running, pushing, fighting, swearing, spitting and blowing one’s nose in the showers and sinks are absolutely prohibited.
16. Prohibitions Related To Pool Use: All of the following activities are absolutely prohibited: Running, boisterous or rough play (except supervised water sports), diving in
the shallow end, diving or jumping on or near other swimmers, twisting or otherwise entering the water (except when properly using the ladder) backwards, pushing,
fighting, swearing, dunking, playing pool basketball in the shallow end, hanging/sitting/playing on the ladders, lane lines, guard stands or swim blocks, spitting, blowing
nose in pool, swimming with open sores or any other communicable disease.
17. No use of the of the diving board and starting block (s), unless permission is obtained from the Director of Recreation and Parks or his designee. Permission will only
be granted for special events (pool party rental groups can use the diving board).
18. Lap swim is for adults only. If a child under the age of 18 desires to lap swim, s/he must pass a staff administered swim test. Anyone not participating in lap swim
must stay out of the lap swim lanes and off of the lap swim markers. Only lap swimmers or those in instructional lessons can use kick boards.
19. No conversations with the lifeguards, other than to seek assistance in an emergency or otherwise ask questions related to pool rules and regulations. Your safety
depends on the lifeguards’ performance of their job duties.
20. No masks, fins, and snorkels are allowed, unless a doctor’s note is presented each time they are used or if written permission from the Department of Recreation and
Parks has been received.
21. No street shoes can be worn on the pool deck, nor can any jewelry of any kind (i.e. earrings, body piercings of any kind, rings except wedding or engagement) be worn
in the pool. Medic alert jewelry is allowed.
22. No glass is allowed in the pool area, except for cameras, which use can only be in the spectator area.
23. All food and drinks (except bottled (plastic only!) water) are prohibited from consumption in the pool area. Gum is also prohibited in the pool and pool area. All tobacco
use and consumption of alcohol is prohibited in the pool area and anywhere on school grounds.
24. Failure to abide by any of the rules and regulations will be grounds for removal from the building, and, depending upon the nature of the violation, may be cause for
removal from the school premises.
25. The Recreation and Park and Aquatic Staff reserve the right to make any new or modify any existing rules and regulations to maintain the health and safety of all pool
users and visitors. Questions pertaining to the rules are welcomed by aquatic staff and/or Recreation and Parks at 860-444-5881.
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WATERFORD COMMUNITY NEWS
The Lion’s 5-Mile Road Race Men’s 35 and Older
Date: Sunday, August 16, 2009 Wooden Bat Softball League
Location: Waterford Beach Park Thurs., April 28th - 6 pm
Time: 8:30am start time Organizational meetings planned for March with play to begin in
Fee: $10.00 Spring. Contact the Recreation and Parks office for further
Free T-shirts to the first 100 entries details
The 3/4 mile Kids Fun Run starts at 8:10am!!
Community Yard Sale
Sunday May 17th - 10am to 2pm
@ Stenger Farm to benefit the Waterford Dog Park.
You bring your items to sell as well as a table and we’ll provide
Summer Concerts the location and publicity. A $20 donation goes to the dog
Where: Waterford Beach Park park. Call Kerry @ 444-5881 to register.
Cost: Free admission!
Time: From 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bring a chair and/or a blanket. Community Flower Garden Planting
Wed., June 17th: Waterford Comm. Band Saturday, May 16th – 10:00am
(6:30-7:30pm) @ War Memorial next to Town Hall
Bring a perennial to donate to this community garden and have
Wed., June 24th: Munsell Brothers some fun while making your town look beauteous & welcoming!
Wed., July 1st: Left of Center Prizes Awarded!!
Wed., July 8th: Shoreline Connection
Wed., July 15th: Jay Dempsey and Highway Call Annual Fishing Day
Wed., July 22nd: Eight to the Bar Saturday, April 18th, 2009
Wed., July 29th: Five after Five Great morning of fishing and bonding out at
Wed., Aug. 5th: Zydeco Hoggs the Stenger Farm Park (adjacent from Clark
Lane.) Bring the family! A great
Wed., Aug. 12th: Vince Thompson intergenerational program. Prizes Awarded!!
Wed., Aug. 19th: Karl Kelly
Please note that Bands can change.
Great Family Fun! Bring a Picnic Dinner, Frisbee or bubbles. W!!
Great place for kids to get that extra energy out, in a safe COME ONE COME ALL
environment. MOVIE NIGHT!!
Please remember, NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES on town
property and NO DOGS during the beach season.
Dates: July 19th, 2009 and August 30th, 2009
Location: Waterford Beach Park
(In the grassy area where the concerts are held)
Time: 9:00 pm (cancelled if it rains)
In these tough economical times everyone is looking for a
good time for a good price and what is a better price then
FREE!!! Bring the family, the friends, or the date to the
Waterford Beach Park and catch an outdoor movie. All
you need to bring is a lawn chair, flashlight, and we’ll
provide the entertainment!
Sat., June 20th! Playground Committee
Beach Sticker Mail-Ins Stenger Farm Earth Day Celebration
accepted now! Sunday, May 3rd • 1pm-3pm
Send a photocopy of your car registration and check made @ Stenger Farm (Weather Permitting)
payable to the Town of Waterford and mail to Waterford Activities for kids of all ages including a
Recreation and Parks, 15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford. We scavenger hunt, hikes, trail cleaning, park clean
will get your sticker back to you a.s.a.p. up, and an assortment of information about the
importance of recycling.
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WATERFORD COMMUNITY NEWS
Waterford Week of May 23rd – 25th, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009 Lions Club Craft Show at Waterford High School ~ 9am-4pm
Flea Market at Waterford High School ~ 8am-3pm Lions Club Flea Market ~ 9am-4pm
Monday, May 25, 2009 Kids Fun Fair at Waterford High School ~ 10am-2pm
Memorial Day Parade on Rope Ferry Road ~ 1pm American Red Cross Blood Drive at
Waterford Town Hall ~ 9am-2pm
Waterford Week of August 12th – 16th, 2009 Fourth Row Theatre Company Production at
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Waterford High School ~ 7:30pm
Variety Show at Clark Lane School ~ 7pm
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009 Lions Club Road Race at Waterford Beach ~ 8:30am
Community Sing-a-long on The Quaker Hill Green ~ 7pm Waterford Week Parade (Great Neck Rd to WHS) ~ 1:00pm
Fourth Row Theatre Company Production at Fourth Row Theatre Company Production at
Waterford High School ~ 7:30pm Waterford High School ~ 3pm
Family Evening at the Beach 5pm-10pm
Friday, August 14, 2009
Fourth Row Theatre Company Production at Saturday, August 22, 2009
Waterford High School ~ 7:30pm Day at the Farm at Waterford Country School ~ 10am-3pm
Firemen/Policemen Softball Game www.waterfordweek.org
at Veterans Field ~ 7pm
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Community Center Information
Discover all the excitment at the Waterford Community Center
The Waterford Community Center is a unique facility that caters to people of all ages and includes:
• Recreation & Parks and Senior Services Offices
• Multi Purpose Activity room for community events,
basketball, and recreation programs
• Cardiovascular/Fitness room
• Locker rooms
• Dance and aerobics studio Hours of Operation:
• Technology room
Monday - Friday
• Conference/Training rooms 8:00am - 8:00pm
• Arts and Crafts rooms Saturday
• Dining Hall and Kitchen 8:00am - 12:00pm
• Outdoor patio
OFFICE HOURS FRE
8:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm, Saturday
Individuals are required to show photo identification/proof of
(860) 444-5881 Office residency to use the Community Center. Please familiarze yourself
444-5882 After 4:00pm with the rules and regulations upon entering. Community Center
444-5884 Community Center Pass Cards are available to residents. Individuals must show proof
(860) 440-5717 FAX of residency to obtain a Pass Card. Anyone under the age of 18
www.waterfordct.org years of age must have an adult sign forms as well as show proof of
Please call the Recreation and Parks Office at 444-5881 or the
15 Rope Ferry Road, Waterford, CT 06385
Community Center Reception Desk at 444 - 5884 for more details!
WHY IS RECREATION & PARKS ESSENTIAL?
As personal time continues to decline while the pace of life quickens and performance expectations rise, our physical environment
also becomes stressed...the demand for recreation, quality time, livable communities, and park stewardship continues to grow.
Waterford Recreation & Parks continues to offer numerous programs and opportunities for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
BENEFITS OF RECREATION AND PARKS:
Be happier * build family unity * feel great * increase communication skills * expand knowledge * lose weight * diminish chance of
disease * build self-esteem * reduce stress * promote sensitivity to cultural diversity * eliminate loneliness * increase community pride
* reduce crime * provide safe places to play * generate revenue * lower health care costs * meet friends * educate children and adults *
relax * elevate personal growth * strengthen neighborhood involvement * conquer boredom * provide child care * boost economy *
increase tourism * build strong bodies * increase property value * preserve plant and animal wildlife * take care of latchkey children *
instill teamwork * live longer * reduce unemployment * clean air and water * enhance relationship skills * offer places for social
interaction * teach vital life skills * create memories…
THE BENEFITS ARE ENDLESS!!
Please take the time to look over the opportunities available and make an effort to try something new or push yourself to begin the
exercise you have been putting off. If there is something we are not offering that you think would be of interest to the community,
please call the Recreation and Parks Office at 444-5881 to let us know. Enjoy the season!
When was the last time you tried something that you said you were always going to try?
Individuals who wish to reserve any of the facilities should contact Kerry Sullivan at the
Recreation and Parks Office (444-5881) for information on availability.
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MAIL IN ON THE 11th OF MAY
Waterford Recreation & Parks Commission
Summer 2009 REGISTRATION FORM
Complete the registration form below. Include all pertinent information. Return the completed form with payment in full to
the Recreation and Parks Office. We accept cash or checks only. Checks should be made payable to the Town of Waterford.
Program cancellations will be heard on Radio Station WNLC, KOOL 101 and WSUB the day of the cancellation. Please Fill
Out Registration Form Completely. Especially The Code Number. NO PROGRAM REGISTRATION WILL BE
ACCEPTED BEFORE THE MAY 11th POST MARK. Any registration received before MAY 11th will not be opened
until the walk-in date of MAY 27, 2009. Appropriate mail-ins get first priority. Check The Front Of Booklet Under
Program Registration And General Information For More Information.
Mail completed form and payment to: Recreation and Parks
15 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385
Change in address, please check box
Code # Program Name Participants Name M/F Date of Birth/Age Fee
2nd choice _____________________________________________________________________________________________
2nd choice _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Total Fees: ___________
In the event a class is full or cancelled, we will try to place you in another class. Otherwise, the registration fee will be refunded.
Emergency Contact: Name:__________________________________________________ Phone:______________________
In consideration for participating in activities sponsored by the Town Of Waterford, I hereby waive and release the Town Of Waterford, it’s
agents, officers and employees, whether paid or voluntary, from and against any and all claims, suits, actions, damages, liabilities, costs,
expenses, and or judgments, including attorney’s fees and court costs, which may arise from my participation in activities or nay illness or
injury resulting there from, either directly or incidentally. I hereby represent that I understand and am familiar with the nature and type of
activities in which I participate in. I acknowledge that I will be solely responsible for the furnishing of necessary safeguards and appropriate
equipment for protection against injury. Photos taken during programs may be used for promotional purposes. Please notify Recreation and
Parks if you do not want picture published. I have read this document and understand and agree to its terms and conditions.
Signature of participant (or parent if participant is under 18) Date
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Waterford Youth Sport Council
The Waterford Youth Sport Council is comprised of youth
sport organization representatives and residents interested
in developing and maintaining positive environments for
Waterford’s youth. This Council will work hard to ensure
youth sport guidelines are being met by each co-sponsored Waterford Youth Sport Organizations
youth sport organization in Waterford.
The Youth Sport Council is also responsible for addressing American Legion Harold Hansen 442-5498
public concerns regarding the youth sports being offered. Babe Ruth Robert Bono 442-7164
The Council meets quarterly each year in the months of
Big Girls Softball Jody Nazarchyk 443-3503
January, March, July and October at 6:00pm on the 4th
Tuesday of the month at the Community Center. Little League North David Sutera 443-3503
Little League South Rich Petit 444-0154
Pre-Teen Basketball Kevin Barrs 443-7778
Soccer Gregg Swanson 443-1500
Youth Football Justin Mariani 701-0706
Youth Cheerleading Kristen Pezzolesi 444-2322
Youth Wrestling Mark Duplice 443-5994
To contact the Youth Sport Council:
Waterford Youth Sport Council
Attn. Bruce Miller, President
15 Rope Ferry Road
Waterford, CT 06385
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First Selectman’s Office
A reminder from the Tax Office …
July, 2009, is tax collection month!
Real Estate, Personal Property, and Motor Vehicle tax
F IRST S
bills will be mailed by the end of June. mmer s ELECTM
to a new ason will soon AN’S OFFI
Payment is due in July for the first half of your Real forward e
Estate taxes, as well as the entire amount of Personal season. series o be upon CE
Property and Motor Vehicle taxes. Real Estate tax bills of our gym Our Communit f activities in th us and we loo
n y e k
very imp asiums and th Center is very Summer and
$100.00 and less are payable in one installment only,
due in July. ortant th e High S busy wit Fall
All tax bills are in the name of the owner of record as choose at you s chool P h activit
s o ie
of October 1, 2008. New owners of real estate should come s ince they do fill ign up early for ol are in full us s and
contact the Tax Office regarding the transfer of property, tart new very quic any pro e. It is
The co activitie kly. This gram yo
to ensure timely receipt of the tax bill. If you are making s u
monthly escrow payments to your bank for real estate proud o mmunity of Wa and prepare o is a great tim may
f our fac terford is ur child e to
taxes, your bank will pay your bill. No bill for real estate program ilities. W extreme ren for th
fo e ly e fu
taxes will be mailed to you.
You have up to and including August 3, 2009, to make This Su r everyone in o are able to see active and we ture.
mmer b ur comm a vibran a
or mail your payment without an interest penalty. We are activitie
s and e ooklet shows unity. t civic re
open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, friendly xperienc us the v
a e ar
and from 9:00 am to 12 noon on Saturday, July 25. Summe tmosphere tha s. These activit iety of opportu
Most of your questions are answered in the brochure we r is a tim t we so ies high nities fo
and frie e r
mail with the bills. Contact the Tax Office at 444-5816 if nds. Ke e when we take njoy here in W light the family
you need additional information or assistance. sunshin ep your time to aterford
e s s .
If you are expecting a tax bill and have not received it activitie appropriately. unscreen avail hare time with The
by July 10, please contact the Tax Office for a duplicate s can he Your pa able and families
during th lp rti e
bill. By State law, failure to receive a bill does not ese Sum each person to cipation in the njoy the
I look fo mer mo stay safe se v
, healthy arious
invalidate the tax, or any interest that is added due to late
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Mark Burnham ve a hea se vario
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Tax Collector ail **
E-mail:d 60) 444-5834
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Waterford Senior Services Department 444-5839
Contact Senior Services for assistance with ConnPACE, Medicare, Medicaid and Energy
Assistance programs. Please call or visit for information or with any questions.
RENTAL REBATE PROGRAM
State law provides a reimbursement program for Connecticut renters who are elderly or totally
disabled, and whose incomes do not exceed certain limits. Persons renting an apartment or room, or
living in cooperative housing or a mobile home may be eligible for this program. Renters’ rebates can
be up to $900 for married/union and $700 for single persons. The renters’ rebate amount is based on
a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments made in the calendar year prior
to the year in which the renter applies. Application may be made at the Waterford Senior Services
between May 15 and September 15th. If you earned less than $30,500 (unmarried) and $37,300
(married/union) in 2008 you may be eligible for the Renter’s Rebate Program.
You MUST bring the following information to your appointment: 12 rent receipts or cancelled rent
checks, or a statement for total rent paid for 2008, 12 electric receipts (cancelled checks) or
statements from CL&P showing amount paid in 2008, 12 utility receipts (cancelled checks) or
statements from oil/fuel company showing amount paid in 2008, Social Security 1099 form for 2008,
1040 Income Tax Form for 2008 (if you filed), 1099 forms for all other sources of income, such as;
pension, bank interest, etc. Please call Senior Services at 444-5839 to schedule an appointment.
Senior Services Picnic
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
John Banker will provide some
Waterford Beach Park
Stop by for flyers on our exciting upcoming trips.
Here’s a list of some of our new trips:
May The Platters, Plymouth Rocks
June Long Island Adventure
July Laughing Lobster, Tall Ships
Sept. Big E, Slice of Brooklyn,
Party in the Poconos
Do you receive our Reaching Out Newsletter? If
not, call Senior Services at 444-5839 to get your
name on our mailing list.
Need A Ride? Call Senior Services at 444-5839
for ride information.
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ADULT PROGRAMS & SERVICES
• Book discussions
• Movies and film discussions
• Wide variety of informational and recreational
• Author appearances
Summer Reading Program • 24/7 online reference @
Be Creative • Downloadable audiobooks @
• Internet via public computers and WI-FI access…
@ Your Library Call the Waterford Public Library @ 444-5805
ext. 2 for additional information.
KICK OFF: View our monthly Calendar of Events on our
Wednesday, July 1, 7:00 pm web site (www.waterfordpubliclibrary.org)
Featuring mine Robert Rivest Stop in to the Library and pick up a printed
and the 8th Annual Cookie Challenge monthly Calendar of Events.
Monday - Thursday 9:00 - 9:00
Friday 9:00 - 5:30
Saturday 9:00 - 5:00
e always imaginedy.” at Sat. (July & Aug.) 9:00 - 1:00
will be a kind of librar orges (1899-1986)
Sunday 1:00 - 5:00
Sun. (July & Aug.) CLOSED
- Jorge Luis B
49 Rope Ferry Road,Waterford CT 06385 (860) 444-5805 www.waterfordpubliclibrary.org
Waterford LIbrary Fund Drive 2009
YES! I want to invest in knowledge, reading pleasure and community spirit! Enclosed is my contribution in support of
high quality library service.
Please address your
❑ $10 ❑ $15 ❑ $25 ❑ $50 ❑ $100 ❑ $250 ❑ $___________
donation as follows:
• Your contribution in any amount is tax deductible. Library Fund Drive
• The Library also welcomes bequests, gifts of securities, and other donations. The Waterford
Public Library, Inc.
• If your company matches gifts, please enclose the appropriate.
49 Rope Ferry Road
• Your check should be made payable to: The Waterford Public Library, Inc. Waterford, CT 06385
• Thank you very much for your kind donation and your support!
(As you would like it to be published - Anonymous donations are welcome)
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Youth Service Bureau
What’s Happening At Waterford Youth Services Bureau?
200 Boston Post Road, Waterford • (860) 444-5848
Please visit the WYSB’s website at www.waterfordyouth.org for the most up to date information
on programs and services for children, youth and families.
SKATEBOARD PARK TRIPS! TRIPS! TRIPS!
Beginning April 4th, the Skateboard Park will have
assigned use-times. Saturday, May 16th
Time: Sat. & Sun. 9-10:30am the park is exclusively open American Girl Place in New York City
to beginners (up to age 11) with little to no Lunch in the American Girl Cafe & Shopping
experience in skateboarding. $59.00 per person for lunch in American Girl Cafe and
Time: Sat. & Sun. 10:30am-Noon the park is exclusively travel.
open to experienced elementary school-age Coach bus will depart Youth
skateboarders. Services at 9am and depart NYC at
Excluding the above reserved times, the Skateboard Park 4:30pm. A day your child will never
will be open during daylight hours & weather permitting. forget at American Girl Place!
All children must be accompanied by an adult. The use More than a store, it’s a place full of
of head & body gear is strongly recommended. magical and memorable
YOU SKATEBOARD AT YOUR OWN RISK! experiences. Lunch will be served
Youth Promise WYSB’s new community service clubs for in the Café. All children must be
elementary, middle, and high school kids. Meets on accompanied by an adult.
Mondays beginning July 6th—August 10th To Register: Call Youth Services at 444-5848
Time: Mondays 9-11am: students entering grades 3-5
Friday, July 3rd
Time: Mondays 1-3pm: students entering grades 6, 7, & 8 Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners @ Fenway Park
Time: Mondays 4-6pm: students entering grades 9-12 $44.00 per person for ticket and travel!
Coach bus will depart Youth Services at
GIRLS CIRCLE 3pm for the 7:05 game. All children must
For girls between the ages of 13-16. Learn how to feel be accompanied by an adult. Space is
better about yourself, build stronger friendships, make limited! We will begin accepting
healthier choices, and define your future goals. registrations and payments on June 1st.
When: Wednesdays; 7/8-8/12 from 3-5pm To Register: Call Youth Services at
Where: Youth Services, 200 Boston Post Road 444-5848
Facilitator: Erin Eccleston
Registration: Call 444-5848 American Red Cross Babysitter Training
Youth Services has partnered with the American Red
STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR KIDS Cross to offer training to youth (ages 11-15) in providing
This psycho-educational group is for youth between the safe care while babysitting. This program is an
ages of 10-14 who want tips on managing or getting expanded version of our original Safe-Sitter class in
through stressful situations. which youth will receive additional First Aid and CPR
When: Fridays; 7/10-8/7 from 10-11:30am training. Lunch will be provided.
Where: Youth Services, 200 Boston Post Road When: July 9th from 9-4pm
Facilitator: Trish Burgie-Capps Where: Youth Services, 200 Boston Post Road
Registration: 444-5848 (Space is Limited) Facilitator: American Red Cross Staff
Fee & Registration: $65 per person. Space is Limited.
WATERFORD YOUTH COUNCIL Call Youth Services at 444-5848.
Students in Grades 6-12 are encouraged to sit on Youth
Council—A council that’s devoted to the issues that are
important to youth. Meetings are every other month and
dinner is served. 1st meeting is on June 8th from 6-7pm.
Contact Youth Services at 444-5848 for an application.
REBUILDING AFTER A DIVORCE
A program that is focused on resolving conflicts and
meeting the needs of your children after a divorce.
When: Tuesdays; 6/30-7/28 from 6-7:30pm
Where: Youth Services, 200 Boston Post Road
Facilitator: Trish Burgie-Capps
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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT, 204 Boston Post Rd, 442-9585
For more information on preparing your pets for
emergencies, please visit the following websites:
EMERGENCY PET SUPPLIES
www.cthumane.org Current medications
www.ctredcross.org Recent picture of you & your pet
All ID numbers (license tags)
Or contact your local emergency Extra collars & leashes
Plastic bags for waste pickup
Waterford: 860-442-9585 Piddle pads
East Lyme: 860-739-4434 Muzzle
PREPARE Pet food (1 week supply)
•Assemble a pet emergency supply kit. Food/Water bowls
•Purchase a pet carrier (check with consignment shops). 2 gallons water
•Pet Emergency Guide Litter/Litter box
•Your pets are important members of your household. The Pet first aid kit
likelihood you and your pets will survive an emergency largely Pet treats
depends on planning. Pet bedding
STAY NFORMED Paper towels
•Know the types of emergencies for your area. Liquid dish soap
•Become familiar with local and regional plans.
•Adapt plan information to your personal circumstances.
GET INVOLVED Lysol wipes
You can get involved by becoming a volunteer Hand wipes
for your state or local Animal Rescue Team or List of your pet’s special needs
by becoming a CERT volunteer.
For more information on these programs, DO W
contact your local emergency management IS BE AT
office. FOR ST
AFTER THE EMERGENCY
Don’t allow pets to roam loose as familiar landmarks and smells may be gone.
If your house is damaged and all exits are not securely closed, keep pets in crates or isolated in
Be patient and compassionate with your pets. Their behavior may not be normal. Remember,
the emergency is as frightening to them as it is to you.
If behavior problems develop or persist, consult your veterinarian.
If you are unable to live in your home while repairs are being made, find temporary
accommodations for your pet with family/friends or try to secure a pet-friendly rental or hotel.
Planning to evacuate:
Have a list of family and friends outside your immediate area who can provide temporary shelter.
Develop a buddy system with neighbors or friends who can care for your pet.
Make a list of pet-friendly accommodations outside your immediate area.
Make a list of boarding facilities & vets who might provide shelter in an emergency.
Ensure your pets have all necessary vaccinations and are properly licensed.
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Thank you for your tax deductible contribution to the Stenger Farm Playground!
In-kind donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.
All donations of $100.00 and above will receive sign recognition at the playground.
Inscription to read: ____________________________________________________________________________________
Stenger Farm Playground
Stenger Farm Playground Donation
Phone:____________________________________ Email: ___________________________________________
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For more i ayground
Please make checks payable to “Town of Waterford.” Your gift is tax-deductible. the Pl
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15 Rope Ferry Road Recre at 444-588
Waterford, CT 06385.
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Public Works Department
Regular Transfer Station Hours Winter Transfer Station Hours
April - December January - March
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Monday and Thursday, 7:30 – 3:00
& Saturday 7:30 - 3:00 Saturday 11:00 – 3:00
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2009
Holiday Pick Up Date Rescheduled To:
Good Friday Friday April 10 Thursday
Memorial Day Monday May 25 Tuesday
Independence Day Friday July 3 Thursday
Labor Day Monday Oct. 12 Tuesday
Veteran’s Day Wednesday Nov. 11 Thursday
Thanksgiving Thursday Nov. 26 Wednesday
Day after Thanksgiving Friday Nov. 27 Monday
Christmas Friday Dec. 25 Thursday
Our transfer station will now collect any electronics for recycling! Bring your old TV,
computers, printers, monitors, etc. for no charge to the transfer station.
Cardboard - Small amounts of corrugated cardboard can be placed with the newspaper for your
weekly collection. This cardboard should be cut-up, bundled and manageable by one person.
Drop off containers for cardboard are available at the following locations:
Transfer Station – Hartford Road (regular business hours)
Waterford Town Beach - in the parking lot
Oswegatchie / Cohanzie / & Quaker Hill Fire Houses – in the parking lots.
Yard Waste Collection – Collected on Thursdays by appointment only.
Bulky Waste Curbside Collection:
Call 444-5864 to schedule an appointment. April – October
$20/per appointment for regular residential units. Certain
items will have additional fees, these items are: appliances,
tires, couches, loveseats, overstuffed chairs, mattress & box
springs. These fees will be in addition to the appointment
charge. All fees need to be paid in advance and appointments
will be scheduled once payment is received. Appointments
are scheduled for Tuesdays, and we accept up to 20
appointments each week. If you know you will be on
vacation and want to spend it cleaning the basement or garage
come in and pay your appointment fee and hold your date!
Hazardous Waste Collection – There are area drop off
locations that residents can bring their hazardous materials
to starting in April. Look for these locations in the local
paper. They run from 9:00 – 1:00 and all are open for
Waterford residents at no charge to you.
No Large Pieces Of Metal Should Be Placed Into Your Large
Rolling Garbage Can. These Large Pieces Of Metal Will
Puncture The Town’s Garbage Trucks And Cause Great
Damage. Please Be Diligent In The Items You Place In Your
Paper Recycling Attention Waterford Residents
We Need Your Help!! We need residents in the town to
recycle paper products as much as possible. This includes
cereal & cracker boxes, junk mail, magazines, shoe boxes
& corrugated cardboard.
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Waterford Utility Commision
BILLING BY WATER CONSUMPTION IS COMING - CONSERVE WATER!
Here Are A Few Tips On Water Conservation
• Don’t let the water run while shaving or brushing teeth.
• Only run the dishwasher and clothes washer when they are fully loaded.
• Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator or in the microwave instead of running water over it.
• When washing dishes by hand, use two basins - one for washing and one for rinsing rather than let the water run.
• Repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets. Dripping faucets can waste about 2,000 gallons of water each year. Leaky toilets can
waste as much as 200 gallons each day.
• Don’t over water your lawn.
• To prevent water loss from evaporation, don’t water your lawn during the hottest part of the day or when it is windy.
• Use a broom, rather than a hose, to clean sidewalks and driveways.
• Maintain a lawn height of 21⁄2 to 3 inches to help protect the roots from heat stress and reduce the loss of moisture to
• Avoid planting turf in areas that are difficult to irrigate properly such as steep inclines and isolated strips along sidewalks and
• Aerate lawns at least once a year to help soil retain moisture.
• Promote deep root growth through a combination of proper watering, aerating, appropriate fertilization, thatch (grass clippings)
control, and attention to lawn height. A lawn with deep roots requires less water and is more resistant to drought and diseases.
• Mulch around plants, bushes and trees to help the soil retain moisture, discourage the growth of weeds, and provide essential
• Plant in the spring or fall, when watering requirements are lower.
• When choosing plants, keep in mind that smaller ones require less water to become established.
• Collect rain water in a barrel and use it to water your garden. (please note, this is not a legal practice in all areas).
• Use porous materials for walkways and patios to keep water in your yard and prevent wasteful runoff.
• If you have a swimming pool, get a cover. You’ll cut the loss of water by evaporation by 90 percent.
Check out the following link for more water saving measures. http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/
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