Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Help name Broward's cuddly commode mascot

The Broward Water Partnership's new toilet
mascot needs a name.
(Broward Water Partnership/Courtesy)
By Diane C. Lade Sun Sentinel
The Broward Water Partnership, a coalition of local cities and water utilities promoting conservation, has a new mascot — an environmentally friendly toilet.
The cuddly plush human-sized commode needs a name, however.
That's where you come in. The partnership is giving away a Fitbit Charge personal fitness device (which the manufacturer retails at $129.95) to the clever person who coins the catchiest moniker for this toilet.
Participants need to be at least 18 years old (or have parental or guardian permission) and live in Broward County.
To enter, email with the subject line "BWP Toilet Mascot Naming Contest," or Tweet @BrowardSavesH2O using hashtag #namethattoilet. By mail, send your submission to: EPCRD "Name the Toilet Contest," 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 329H, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
The partnership encourages water conservation by offering rebates, up to $100, in some cities for installing more efficient toilets, water faucets and showerheads. Toilets account for 30 percent of residential indoor water consumption, partnership officials said, and are a major source of water waste due to leaks and inefficiency.
The contest deadline has been extended to Feb. 26. Info: