Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Customer Photos

Customer Dannita Trice stores tap water in the refrigerator to refill her own water bottles instead of buying bottles of water.
Teresa Strickler's cat Stormy helps her recycle.

Customer Mark Meier uses heat vented from baking to make his own yogurt on his natural gas stove.



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Customer Photos

Customer Candy Buchanan uses this bin next to her trash can for recycling. "I've found this to be the easiest way to collect recycling since it's so close to my trash can. I take my recycling to our local fire station drop-off bin. I always have so much more to recycle than I do trash."
Customer Molly Brannan makes loose leaf tea for her children and herself on her natural gas stove.

Jerri Buford wanted recycling containers that went with her kitchen decor. These are recycled fabric storage vessels from England. The one labeled P is for paper and PL for plastics.

Jeff Morley's son Jack recycles.

Jeff Morley's son Jack smells the foul odor of natural gas.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Update on the Church Hill Water Tank Replacement

The city is replacing the five million gallon ground storage Church Hill tank located at 714 N. 30th Street between 29th, 30th, M and N streets. The tank holds drinking water provided directly to customers.

The existing tank was built in 1954 and has been in service 61 years, reaching the end of its useful life. Replacement work involves building a new tank and demolishing the old tank once the new one is in service. The new tank is anticipated to be south of the existing tank, behind the Church Hill Pump Station building.

Construction of the new tank's concrete foundation has been completed and construction of the tank walls is expected to start this month (March 2017) and take about six months to complete.

The construction will be within a fenced area and public access will not be allowed due to safety considerations. Full use and access to the Ethyl B. Furman Park remains unchanged. Some short-term lane closures will be needed. Lane closures will be scheduled for minimal disruption during peak traffic hours.

During construction, on-street parking on N. 30th between M and N streets will be restricted on the northwest side, closest to the tank. Lane closures and restricted parking may span over multiple days and weekends. Signs will be posted two days before work starts.