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Boil water notice lifted

Boil water notice lifted

Dade City, FL -- The results from the bacteriological testing that was conducted on the water that serves the Dade City area came back clean and acceptable.

Due to repair work on the water system, the City of Dade City recently issued a precautionary boil water notice for the area on Friday, May 6 for all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, and washing dishes.

The precautionary boil water notice was lifted today, May 9.

Water boil notice for Dade City

Water boil notice for Dade City

Dade City, Florida -- All residents of the City of Dade City have been alerted that a precautionary boil water notice is in effect due to repair work on the water system.

The water service has been temporarily interrupted, and the City advises all water used for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or washing dishes be boiled. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient.

The notice will remain in effect until the repair work is completed and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink. Residents will be notified again via a reverse-911 system when the boil water notice is rescinded, probably sometime next week.

If you have questions concerning the notice, contact Dade City Utilities Department at 352-523-5051.

 

Pasco County celebrates Earth Day

Pasco County celebrates Earth Day

Land O' Lakes, FL - A countywide Earth Day Celebration will get underway Saturday in Pasco County at Crews Lake park in Shady Hills.  The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is sponsored by Covanta Energy.

Residents who would like to get rid of old mercury containing devices can bring them to earth day to be recycled or discarded properly and received a $5 gift card. 

Bring old, broken electronics to recycle (2 TV's per household at no charge, $7 each additional TV).  You can also bring expired medication for disposal. The collection is sponsored by Covanta Energy and Pasco County.

Homeowners to discuss importance of storm water systems

Homeowners to discuss importance of storm water systems

Land O' Lakes, Florida -- Richard Gagen of CES Engineering will discuss the importance of community storm water runoff collection systems when he addresses the Pasco Alliance of Community Associations on Thursday, April 14.

The public is invited to attend the PACA meeting. It begins at 7 p.m. at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center, located at 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. (US 41), three miles north of SR 54.

Mr. Gagen is on-site project manager for CES Engineering, a Tampa-based consulting engineering and general contracting firm. He has extensive experience with the storm water runoff collection systems that lie beneath Pasco communities. Mr. Gagen will discuss the proper inspection of those systems to maintain their operational efficiency, the best ways to rehab them, and the in’s and out’s of the permitting system administered by SWFWMD.

Free Movie Friday

Free Movie Friday

Catch a free flick and learn about the environment at the same time!

Ecology Florida is sponsoring a free showing of the movie Wall-E on Friday, April 15. The film will be shown in Sims Park, downtown New Port Richey.

If you want to score a free Wall-E story book, just become a supporter of Ecology Florida. 

Bill's Bees will also have all the buzz on bees and offer free samples of local honey, while supplies last.

The event gets underway at 7:30 p.m., with the movie playing around 8 p.m. or once it gets dark.

You can bring your own chairs, blankets and snacks. 

Just keep the alcoholic beverages at home.

Donate your electronics, a tree gets planted

Donate your electronics, a tree gets planted

Odessa, FL -- Florida E-Waste Recycling is proud to announce its support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s reforestation efforts. 

For every box of electronics equipment collected at a GreenSite Drop Off location, the company will donate trees to the Foundation.

Each GreenSite location will accept computers (towers and laptops), cell phones, printers, fax machines, cameras, camcorders, cameras, cassette players, CD/DVD players, modems, monitors, scanners, pagers, PDA wireless devices, radios, projectors, photocopiers, stereo receivers, speakers, telephone systems, UPS power protection and VCRs.  GreenSite does not accept televisions. 

Donate your electronics, a tree gets planted

Donate your electronics, a tree gets planted

New Port Richey, FL -- Florida E-Waste Recycling is proud to announce its support of the Arbor Day Foundation’s reforestation efforts. 

For every box of electronics equipment collected at a GreenSite Drop Off location, the company will donate trees to the Foundation.

Each GreenSite location will accept computers (towers and laptops), cell phones, printers, fax machines, cameras, camcorders, cameras, cassette players, CD/DVD players, modems, monitors, scanners, pagers, PDA wireless devices, radios, projectors, photocopiers, stereo receivers, speakers, telephone systems, UPS power protection and VCRs.  GreenSite does not accept televisions.