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CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS FREE RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES AMERICA RECYCLES DAY, Sat. NOV. 15

CITY of MANASSAS HOSTS FREE RECYCLEFEST; CELEBRATES AMERICA RECYCLES DAY, Sat. NOV. 15
In celebration of America Recycles Day, the City of Manassas Public Works and Utilities is hosting its annual Recyclefest on Sat., Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Manassas Transfer Station, located at 8305 Quarry Road. Residents can recycle items and shred documents for FREE. For more information, call 703-257-8252 or go to www.manassascity.org.

Manassas, Va. residents will be able to recycle their household hazardous waste, electronic waste, gently used clothing and even shred paper documents for FREE.

“Each year, the United States generates more than 250 million tons of municipal solid waste— that’s more than four pounds per person, per day,” said Monica Boehringer, refuse and recycling coordinator of Manassas Public Works and Utilities.

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.

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.

National Plug In Day is Sept 23 in Manassas

National Plug In Day is Sept 23 in Manassas

Northern Virginia’s National Plug In Day event will be Sunday, September 23 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at The Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas, Virginia.  The event will give you the chance to learn more about electric vehicles (EV) via interaction with private owners and local EV dealers, as well as through vehicle test drives. The event will feature EVs from Sheehy Nissan (Leaf), Malloy Mitsubishi (i-MiEV), and Miller Toyota (Plug In Prius). 

Who Should Attend

EV Owners: Come mingle and swap stories with other owners.

Prospective EV Buyers: Learn more about EVs through interaction with owners and dealers and stick around for a test drive.

Curiosity Seekers: See what all the buzz is about and find out why people are switching to electric.

For more information about the event, contact Kayne Karnbach at 202-738-2245 or visit pluginday.org.