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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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365 DAYS PER YEAR
The past 20 years have brought many changes to our area and to our environment. The new homes and new businesses have also increased the stress upon our infrastructure and our ecosystems. It's important for every individual to understand the depth of the responsibility we have to our home ... our environment. You would never pollute the river, the creek, or the ocean, right? Are you sure? Have you ever thought what happens to the water that is flushed or rinsed down the drains in your house?
Treatment processes at the wastewater plants can be severely affected by hazardous chemicals, fuels and motor oil, and even cooking oils.Many of these substances interfere with treatment techniques, not only putting stress on our systems, but sometimes making their way into our coastal waters.
Think before you pour that grease down your kitchen drain! The grease is hard on the treatment systems, but could also cause clogs in your household pipes leading to sewer backups and damage to your home. Check with your pharmacist for safe disposal resources for old or excess medicines. Many will take the items for disposal themselves. Used motor oil, paints, and other chemicals can be dropped off at the county landfill facility on Highway 51.
Thanks for for doing your part to keep our beautiful surroundings clean, safe, and healthy for the generations to come.
The busy season over! The beaches are not so very crowded, the restaurants not nearly so full, the nights will soon bring a chill, and Friday night high school football is already underway. I heard someone say this morning at the gas pump that "we finally have our beach back". It's true that many look forward to this time of year to venture out onto the waterways and to the beaches. The fall does seem to bring a certain peace, especially along the rivers and creeks.
There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!
Percy Bysshe Shelley