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    Create a lawn that helps water and pollinators

    May 6th, 2019

    Maintaining a lawn can be a lot of work. Traditional lawns often have Kentucky bluegrass, a hardy grass that can withstand lots of foot traffic, but requires a lot of upkeep like fertilizers, watering and frequent mowing. But there are other grass options for homeowners. Grasses, such as fine fescues, do well in lawns and don’t need as much input.

    Find out more information and upcoming workshops by clicking HERE.
    If there are any questions, please contact dschwalbe@cityofcarver.com

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    Fire Hydrant Flushing

    May 2nd, 2019

    The hydrant flushing program is very important to the maintenance of the City’s water distribution system.  Each year, Public Service Technicians systematically open hydrants throughout the City to allow water to flow at a high velocity through the distribution mainlines.  This operation serves the following purposes:

    Helps maintain the City’s water clarity and quality
    Cleans iron and mineral deposits from the water mains
    Identifies malfunctions of the hydrant and related valves
    Ensures adequate water flow is available to fire fighters at the hydrants

    Fire hydrant flushing may cause temporary inconveniences such as a reduction in pressure and aesthetic issues such as discoloration of the drinking water.  Discolored water poses no threat to the public’s health, but it will stain laundry and if consumed may have an unpleasant taste or odor. Residents should be certain all discolored water is out of their home’s plumbing and hot water heater prior to laundering clothes or drinking.

    What should I do if my water is discolored?
    Run both the hot and cold water until clear.

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    The Street Sweeper is coming to the Neighborhood

    May 1st, 2019

    Sweeping Route Map.

    Please have all vehicles off the streets when the sweeper is in your neighborhood.

    Street sweeping is one of the most cost-effective ways used to remove sediment, metals, petroleum products, trash, and vegetation that accumulates on streets, construction sites and parking lots.  If these toxins are not removed, they will make their way into the storm drains and into our streams and waterways.  Keeping the storm drains clear not only helps to mitigate water pollution, but also reduces the likelihood of flooding during heavy rain. If you have any questions, contact dschwalbe@cityofcarver.com  – Thank you!

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    The Street Sweeper will be coming to the Neighborhood

    May 1st, 2019

    Sweeping Route Map

    Please have all vehicles off the streets when the sweeper is in your neighborhood.

    Street sweeping is one of the most cost-effective ways used to remove sediment, metals, petroleum products, trash, and vegetation that accumulates on streets, construction sites and parking lots.  If these toxins are not removed, they will make their way into the storm drains and into our streams and waterways.  Keeping the storm drains clear not only helps to mitigate water pollution, but also reduces the likelihood of flooding during heavy rain. If you have any questions, contact dschwalbe@cityofcarver.com  – Thank you!

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