Public Works Updates
Frozen Water Pipes: Freezing outdoor temperatures can cause water lines to freeze. Here are a few simple precautions to avoid burst pipes:
• Insulate exposed pipes and hose bibs
• Disconnect garden hoses
• Seal leaks
• Let water drip overnight
• Open cabinet doors to allow heat to get to uninsulated pipes under sinks near exterior walls
Often we think that water pollution only comes from big oil spills or huge factories. We forget that there are lots of little sources of pollution all around us. Stormwater from cities can become very polluted. Oil drips on driveways, fertilizers on lawns, loose dirt in areas with no plants, or dog poop can all be carried by stormwater to a drain and on to a lake or stream.
Christmas tree pick up: January 7, 2019. Live Christmas trees need to be placed on the curb by 6:00 AM January 7th for pick up. All lights and ornaments must be removed, and tree must be placed on top of any snow.