DU Sponsors Water Conservation Program and Art Contest in Area Schools

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.

Utility Mails Water Quality Brochures to Customers

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.

STORMWATER 101: WHAT IS STORMWATER MANAGEMENT?

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
For more on this subject, visit our website: www.du-sw.com

STORMWATER 101: What is Stormwater Runoff?

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!