Monday, October 29, 2012

What's a rain barrel for?

Rain barrel decorated by Boushall Middle School students.
A typical rain barrel consists of a 55 gallon plastic drum, a spigot for draining at the bottom, an overflow outlet and hose, and a screen on top to keep out leaves and insects.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Talking Water Rates in the 4th District

DPU Director Bob Steidel (center) spoke at a 4th District meeting on how water rates are set. The issue was how to make rates socially responsible while at the same time maintaining the environmental integrity of the James River, and complying with city ordinances.