Winter Weather Advisory – Today, Tonight, Tomorrow morning

The following information was shared from the National Weather Service. High Winds: We are anticipating a period of strong winds from mid-Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night. The strongest of the winds will primarily occur across the Champlain Valley, with frequent gusts of 35 to 45 mph during the period.  It is not out of the question that a few gusts over 50 mph may occur, especially closer to Lake Champlain between 6pm and midnight. The winds will down some tree limbs,  which could result in scattered power outages.   Snow…

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Reminders to help prevent frozen water pipes

Avoid frozen and burst pipes

With temperatures now dipping lower, one of the things you need to watch for in your home is frozen water pipes. To prevent water service lines from freezing, consider taking the following actions: Leave a faucet slowly dripping to keep water flowing through the pipe. If water is flowing through the pipe, it is less likely to freeze. The water can be captured in a bucket and used for other purposes around the home like watering plants and washing dishes. Open under-sink cabinets to allow warm air to circulate near…

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Winter Parking Ban In Effect—What you need to know.

Parking Ban

The South Burlington Police Department has issued notice that the WINTER PARKING BAN IS IN EFFECT. This ban is regardless of snowfall—this ban applies even if there is no snow. City of South Burlington Ordinance, Section 32: “No person shall, between the hours of 12 midnight and 8 am including Sundays and legal holidays, during the period from December 1 of each year to April 1 of the following year, park any vehicle within the limits of any public highway of the City.” A violation of the ordinance may mean a…

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My leaves have fallen…Can they get picked up?

The changing of the seasons from fall to winter is a colorful time. We enjoy a good walk in the crisp air with leaves crunching under foot. Our kids love piling up the leaves and jumping in them. We stuff them into scarecrows and bags that look like giant pumpkins. But, as November comes to a close, cleaning up leaves and yard debris for winter becomes a priority. As you rake leaves, prune shrubs, and collect broken limbs, the perennial question comes forth—what do I do with it all? Compost…

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South Burlington Landfill Goes Solar—A model of responsible solar siting

SB Landfill Solar Site Map

The South Burlington Landfill Solar Project has received a Certificate of Public Good from the Public Service Board. The 2.15 MWdc (1.55 MWac) project has been developed by Encore Renewable Energy, a local clean energy company, and will be funded and owned by Connecticut-based Altus Power America, Inc.  The solar project will be sited on the closed and capped landfill owned by the City, located off Airport Parkway in South Burlington. The closed landfill has lain fallow for nearly 25 years as it still contains environmental risks for most forms…

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U.S. Fish & Wildlife Lampricide Addition to the LaPlatte River

sea lamprey attached to fish

The sea lamprey is a fish that parasitizes other fish, scarring or killing the host. A substantial amount of information gathered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that the sea lamprey is depressing coldwater and some warm water fisheries in Lake Champlain. The negative impacts of sea lamprey parasitism have been documented in the Great Lakes, where sea lamprey control programs have been in effect for more than 50 years. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service applies lampricide (TFM) every four years in a few Vermont rivers to kill…

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Safe Drinking Water: Excellence in Water Treatment Continues

The Champlain Water District has been awarded the 2015 “Best of the Best” Taste Test award in North America by the American Water Works Association.  For the 16th year in a row, CWD’s Peter L. Jacob Water Treatment Facility maintained the highest degree of treatment process optimization and has been recognized for maintaining this elite “Excellence in Water Treatment” status. Recently, your water has received the following recognition: 2015 & 2016 — Best surface water and best overall at the Vermont Rural Water Association Taste Competition 2015—“The People’s Choice –…

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