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!

Utility Rates Driven by Outside Influences

The cost of utility service is driven by issues outside and beyond the control of your local utility. When the economic downturn began in 2007, many companies began decreasing operating budgets and manpower to offset revenue loss. When this occurred, Dalton Utilities, while experiencing the same loss in revenues, already had a very lean budget and staff to operate its SIX business sectors.