Thursday, November 5, 2015

How Much Water Am I Using?

Household faucets - 3-5 gallons a minute when running
Shower - 5-10 gallons a minute
Tub bath - 50 gallons if full
Dishwasher - 15-20 gallons per load
Washing machine - 35 gallons per average full load cycle
Lawn watering - 35 gallons per half acre
Dripping faucet - 1,000 gallons per year

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Citizens Academy - Stormwater

Gay Stokes talks about stormwater education and outreach, picking up after your dog, installing rain barrels, fertilizing in the fall, keeping litter out of drains.

Program Manager Darryl Rivers speaks about stormwater maintenance and prepares participants
for the trolley tour of stormwater maintenance projects.

Horace Todd talks about the retention basins along the sidewalks on 9th Street.

A Southside neighborhood that needed drainage assistance.

Part of Citizens' Academy is a trolley tour of stormwater projects


Class of 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Citizens' Academy at the Water Plant

New settling tank

The new tank will look like this one, finished last year

Water can be harvested for testing from every tank by these cups all around the plant.

Finished water ready to be pumped to every part of town and Henrico

Gilbert, the current Water Plant dog, is available for adoption. This is one very relaxed pit who needs to be around people. Right now the plant is perfect since it is staffed 24 hours a day.