This school year, Dalton Utilities once again provided area 3rd and 4th grade classrooms with resource packets for the program, “I’m In The Know About H20,” which was created by the Utility to teach students the importance of water conservation and preservation of drinking water sources. As part of the program, students were invited to submit artwork highlighting conservation tips.
According to the International Bottled Water Association, total bottled water consumption was 8.45 billion gallons in 2010 which averages 28.3 gallons per person in the United States! Read on to find out how much money you can save by drinking water from the tap!
A property’s contribution to stormwater runoff is directly correlated to the amount of impervious surfaces. The amount of impervious surface is used to calculate stormwater rates.
Dalton Utilities mailed its 2010 Water Quality Report to all water customers on June 24, 2011. The report includes water testing results from January 1 to December 31, 2010. The brochure is designed to educate and inform Dalton Utilities’ water customers on the quality of their drinking water.
In this article, we will explain what a stormwater utility DOES for its customers, and why establishing a stormwater utility makes good sense in addressing Dalton’s current stormwater-related issues. A …
STORMWATER 101: WHAT IS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT?
Stormwater Management addresses a board range of issues:
– How stormwater is collected, treated and released into our waterways
– How stormwater collection and treatment systems are designed and evaluated
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When rain hits impervious surfaces (solid surfaces that it cannot seep through like pavement, concrete, roofs, etc.) it creates “stormwater runoff.” This “runoff” picks up pollutants as it goes, like oil and grease, harmful bacteria, fertilizers, toxic chemicals and other contaminants which are harmful to people and aquatic life. So how do we address this increasing stormwater runoff problem? STORMWATER MANAGEMENT!