Public Works Update

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 or near cold air returns.

Garbage Collection: Green waste containers can be used for regular household waste beginning December 1st to the end of March. Garbage pick-up will be delayed one day following Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Christmas tree pick up is January 6, 2020. Live Christmas trees need to be placed on the curb by 6:00 a.m. January 6th for pick up. All lights and ornaments must be removed, and the tree must be placed on top of any snow.

Good things to know when it snows: As we prepare for snow, please be cautious, slow down, and help others as you commute this winter. To allow the Public Works Dept. to remove snow from the roads in a timely manner, please remember to do your part to help us in snow removal operations by not parking in the street (Ordinance 11-20-050) and not pushing snow into the street. (Ordinance 4-5-160C). Violators are subject to a fine. If you store large quantities of salt or de-ice products outside, remember to keep it in a covered container.

Sewer Drains: Help fight Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) from clogging the sewer pipelines. Absorb grease with paper towels. Wipe out greasy dishes, pots, and pans before washing. Allow grease to cool and harden prior to placing it in the trash.

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