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IF SNOW COMES SOONER THAN LATER: MANASSAS CITY SALT TRUCKS READY

IF SNOW COMES SOONER THAN LATER: MANASSAS CITY SALT TRUCKS READY

1500 Tons of Salt Ready for Winter Season in Manassas City

Winter weather might just be around the corner for the Manassas, Va. area and the City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works Department is well armed with salt, sand and trucks. The City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works Department annually budgets $250,000 for snow treatment and removal, and is prepared with 16 snow-removal trucks, 25 contract equipment, 1500 tons of road salt and almost 500 tons of sand. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

“If we experience snow or ice earlier than usual in the season, it can catch drivers off guard, and it will be more important than ever to make sure we are prepared and clear our roads as soon as possible,” said Mike Moon, director of public works and utilities for the City of Manassas.

5 Things to Know about Aquaponics

5 Things to Know about Aquaponics

According to Google, roughly 50,000 searches are conducted per month for the term “aquaponics.” Despite all of these searches, there are still millions of people who have never heard of it or, even if they have, could not tell you what it involves. Aquanponics is a fairly new and quickly growing form of sustainable gardening. The more people learn about the ins and outs of it, the more likely they are to want to get involved.

“Most people that we introduce to the concept of aquaponics are intrigued, and many want to get started with their own garden,” explains Sylvia Bernstein, president of The Aquaponic Source, and author of the book “Aquaponics Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together” (New Society Publishers, October 2011). “This is a form of gardening that is going to continue to grow in popularity because it simply makes sense.”

MANASSAS WATER DEPARTMENT EARNS 2012 EXCELLENCE in WATER TREATMENT PLANT PERFORMANCE AWARD

MANASSAS WATER DEPARTMENT EARNS 2012 EXCELLENCE in WATER TREATMENT PLANT PERFORMANCE AWARD

 

The City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities department received the 2012 Excellence in Water Treatment Plant Performance award by the Virginia Department of Health Office of Drinking Water. The awards were recently presented in Roanoke, Va. For more information, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8219.

“The City of Manassas is dedicated to maintain quality water for our citizens, we’re honored to be recognized for our water treatment performance,” said Mike Moon, director of City of Manassas public works and utilities department.

Three levels of effectiveness and performance are awarded, including gold, silver and bronze. Manassas earned the silver designation for excellence.

Manassas Hires Compliance Officer and Releases 2012 Water Quality Report

Manassas Hires Compliance Officer and Releases 2012 Water Quality Report

 

The City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities recently welcomed Derek Howard as their new compliance officer. A 20-year veteran chemist and environmental specialist from Florida, Howard is responsible for ensuring safe drinking water in Manassas City and working with the City of Manassas Treatment plant operators, the Virginia Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Quality. The Manassas Public Works/Utilities Department just released the 2012 Water Quality Report, available in digital format on their website. For information about Manassas City Water Quality, go to www.manassascity.org/waterqualityreport.

Manassas City Public Works Joins Schools to Support Growing Up Green Program

Manassas City Public Works Joins Schools to Support Growing Up Green Program

 

For the past five years, the City of Manassas Department of Public Works and Utilities and the Manassas City Public Schools have been ‘going green’ by championing the Go Green Initiative, a comprehensive environmental program that teaches earth-friendly behaviors and helps evaluate environmental impact. From school energy audits to learning gardens, Manassas City Schools are helping students grow up green and educating them on the benefits of recycling and reusing. Going Green Initiatives are endorsed by the National School Board Association, the National Recycling Coalition, and Parent-Teacher Associations throughout the United States. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

GIVE THE GIFT OF TREES - PLANT A TREE, GET $10 UTILITY CREDIT

GIVE THE GIFT OF TREES - PLANT A TREE, GET $10 UTILITY CREDIT

Is Sourwood, Red Maple or Green Ash under your Christmas tree this year? City of Manassas Utilities and Public Works has a gift idea that keeps on giving for years to come----trees. More than 40 tree species have been selected as part of the national Tree Power Program to help beautify the Manassas community, increase home value and improve air quality. Ten dollars will be credited to customers’ utility accounts for each tree that is planted and approved by the Manassas City Horticulturist. For details, go to www.manassascity.org or call 703-257-8276.

The National Tree Power Program is part of a nationwide public power program to help improve the environment and reduce energy costs. Trees help improve air quality, provide shade in the summer and help break the wind in winter. The program is offered all year. Customers can pick up a Tree Power brochure with a validation card attached and a full list of approved trees.

Spiritual Master to Hold Free Internet Webinar Event to Demystify 2012 Prophecies

Spiritual Master to Hold Free Internet Webinar Event to Demystify 2012 Prophecies

Louix Dor Dempriey, a spiritual master, will be holding a free online Webinar on December 12, 2012. The Webinar will focus on demystifying the mystery surrounding 12-21-12, which many question because of the Mayan calendar's suggestion that it may be the end of the world as we know it. The Webinar will start at 6:00 p.m. PST and will last for 90 minutes.

“The date 12-21-12 is significant, but not for the doom and gloom that many people feel it represents,” explains Louix Dor Dempriey, a spiritual master who started and leads events through the Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation. “I look forward to being able to help shed some light on this special date, and to giving insight as to what is yet to come.”