D-fend Yourself This Mosquito Season

4Ds DFence

Fight the Bite! While high mosquito season is not yet here, unseasonably warm weather may bring out these annoying pests.  Make sure you Defend yourself and your loved ones with the 4 Ds: DEET – When you are outside, make sure to protect yourself, your children, and other loved ones…

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If you haven’t heard, Mayor Rawlings has taken the Mayors’ Monarch Pledge at the Leadership Circle level with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).  We will have our first meeting with the NWF coming up this month, where we will discuss strategies to increase Monarch butterfly habitat in Dallas.  Every year,…

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Dallas Water Utilities Wants You

Uncle Sam

Defend Your Drains is an education and outreach effort put forth by Dallas Water Utilities encouraging residents to properly dispose of items that are harmful to both homeowner’s plumbing and the city’s wastewater treatment system. From wipes to dental floss, medicines to cleaning products, it’s imperative to know the right…

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The New Alchemy: Turning Waste into Energy

The award-winning Southside Wastewater Treatment Plant commenced operations in 1964.  Since then, the plant has grown from treating less than 10 MGD (millions of gallons per day) to the current permitted design of 110 MGD.  Southside is one of two wastewater treatment plants owned and operated by the City of…

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