Bucks for a Better Island is the PSD’s utility bill round-up program. Customers contribute more than $30,000 annually to Bucks for a Better Island by rounding up their monthly or quarterly utility bills to the next-highest dollar. Donations are directed to either Project SAFE to help qualified homeowners connect to the public sewer system, or they are directed to The Deep Well Project, which helps qualified clients cover their utility bills. More than 90 percent of PSD customers participate in Bucks for a Better Island. Customers’ bills are automatically rounded up and customers need only contact the PSD if they do not wish to participate.
Port Royal is planning to create a native-plant demonstration project at its Arboretum off Fort Walker Drive to help promote water-efficient landscape concepts. Lyn Taylor