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    Growing a Healthy Lawn with Less Water

    July 15th, 2020

    Many times we are over watering our lawns. The City of Carver allows watering on every even or odd-numbered day of the month, but that does not mean your grass or gardens need water every other day. The rule of thumb is that grass needs 1” of water a week and that can come from rain or a hose.

    Cities supply three-times as much water to residents and businesses in the summer, as compared to winter. This can stress groundwater supplies and infrastructure as the additional water for irrigation requires city water departments to pump more water, treat more water, and pipe it to homes.

    Watering Wisdom Webinar Series – The University of Minnesota is hosting a free, five-part summer webinar series focusing on turfgrass and irrigation topics. To learn more click HERE.

    If there are any questions, please contact dschwalbe@cityofcarver.com

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    Now Hiring – Public Services Technician I

    June 23rd, 2020

    The City of Carver (population 4,990) is seeking a self-motivated individual, capable of growing into a supervisory position, in the area of utility operations for a growing community expected to reach a population of 10,000 by 2030.  Essential functions of the position include managing, operating, and maintaining the municipal water infrastructure, wastewater, storm water, and flood protection activities.

    Minimum qualifications for the position include High School diploma or equivalent, Class B commercial driver’s license with air brake and tanker endorsement from the State of Minnesota, MDH Class C Water License, MPCA Class SC Collection System License or MPCA Class C Wastewater License, five years of experience in municipal utilities, and one year of supervisory experience.

    The salary for this position, is established by a collective bargaining agreement, with a starting pay range of $27.79 to $31.20 per hour, depending on individual qualifications. The position is eligible for overtime pay, as well as paid time off and an excellent benefits package.

    All applicants must submit a completed City employment application form, along with a resume and cover letter. Applications will be accepted until June 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. Application forms and a complete position description are available by visiting the City of Carver’s website at cityofcarver.com. Completed application materials can be emailed to Chad Shell, Public Services Director, at cshell@cityofcarver.com or mailed to City of Carver, c/o Public Services Position, PO Box 147, Carver, MN 55315

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    2019 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report

    June 4th, 2020

    The City of Carver is issuing the results of monitoring done on its drinking water for the period of January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019.  The purpose of this report is to advance consumers’ understanding of drinking water and heighten awareness of the need to protect precious water resources. For a complete copy of the report, click HERE, or call the City offices at 952-448-5353 to request a copy. If there are any questions, please contact dschwalbe@cityofcarver.com.

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    Ponds with Purpose

    June 3rd, 2020

    Those ponds you see dotting our landscape are doing important work to protect lakes and rivers, such as capturing pollutants and preventing floods. Protect them so they can protect our waters. To learn more click HERE.

    If there are any questions, please contact dschwalbe@cityofcarver.com.

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