City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation of spill and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred October 24, 2018, with overflows in the vicinities of the 700 block of Forest Lane; 400 Block of South Alexander; and intersection of Allen and South Alexander, flowing into Mauk Branch Creek. This SSO event is a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall. The overflows were observed at 9 pm and stopped at 1:05 pm on October 25.

City Officials will continue to cooperate with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to meet their requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides at the manhole locations, crews will begin taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe.  There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using water, as at no time was the City’s water system affected by this sewer spill. The City will continue to collect samples of the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life and to assure our residents that the area is safe. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

For more information, citizens are encouraged to contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation of spill, and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred October 15, 2018, and October 16, 2018, flowing into Mauk Branch Creek, Horne Branch Creek, Ten Mile Creek and Ten Mile Creek Tributary 11 in the vicinities of:

Areas of continuation from October 15:

  • 300 block of Cedar Creek
  • Little & South Main
  • Austin Stone Apartments
  • Allen & S. Alexander
  • 300 block of S. Horne
  • 100 block of S. Venice
  • 700 block of Forest
  • 400 block of S. Alexander
  • 400 block of Falling Leaves

New areas as of October 16:

  • 400 block of Shorewood
  • 500 block of W. Center
  • 400 block of Calder
  • 200 block of S. Venice
  • Merribrook Trail & Memory
  • Merribrook Trail & Harrington
  • 500 block of Towne Place

These SSO’s are a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall, and they are still overflowing.

City Officials will continue to cooperate with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to meet their requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides at the manhole locations, crews will begin taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe.  There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using water, as at no time was the City’s water system affected by this sewer spill. The City will continue to collect samples of the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life and to assure our residents that the area is safe. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

For more information, citizens are encouraged to contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation of spill, and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred October 15, 2018, flowing into Mauk Branch Creek, Horne Branch Creek and Ten Mile Creek Tributary in the vicinities of:

  • 300 block of Cedar Creek
  • Little & South Main
  • Austin Stone Apartments
  • Allen & S. Alexander
  • 300 block of S. Horne
  • 100 block of S. Venice
  • 700 block of Forest
  • 400 block of S. Alexander
  • 400 block of Falling Leaves

These SSO’s are a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall. City personnel were notified of the overflow at 11 am, and they are still overflowing due to rainfall.

City Officials will continue to cooperate with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to meet their requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides at the manhole locations, crews will begin taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe.  There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using water, as at no time was the City’s water system affected by this sewer spill. The City will continue to collect samples of the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life and to assure our residents that the area is safe. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

For more information, citizens are encouraged to contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

City Cleanup Crews Respond to Sanitary Sewer Overflow

The Duncanville Public Works Department is currently undergoing clean-up, remediation of spill, and disinfection of a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) that occurred October 13, 2018, with one in the vicinity of the 700 block of Forest Circle Drive and one in the vicinity of the 400 block of South Alexander, flowing into Mauk Branch Creek. This SSO event is a result of weather conditions and heavy rainfall. City personnel were notified of the overflow at 4:45 pm and were able to stop the flow around 11 pm.

City Officials will continue to cooperate with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to meet their requirements for a discharge over their threshold limit of 100,000 gallons. Once the water overflow completely resides at the manhole locations, crews will begin taking laboratory samples at various points along the creek to ensure the water and environment are safe.  There has been no observation of any fish kills to-date.

Duncanville citizens should not be concerned when using water, as at no time was the City’s water system affected by this sewer spill. The City will continue to collect samples of the creek area for any contaminants or distress of marine life and to assure our residents that the area is safe. The public should avoid contact with waste material, soil, or water in the area potentially affected by the spill. If the public comes into contact with waste material, soil, or water potentially affected by the spill, they should bathe and wash clothes thoroughly as soon as possible.

For more information, citizens are encouraged to contact the Duncanville Public Works Wastewater Department at 972-780-4900.

Duncanville Celebrates First Virtual Reality Graduating Class

Duncanville Celebrates First Virtual Reality Graduating Class

The City of Duncanville proudly announces the first graduating class of EON Reality Entrepreneur School, the Nation’s only virtual reality school that is revolutionizing the way corporations do business and train personnel in North Texas.

Inaugurated in May of 2015 in Duncanville, the EON Reality School program consists of an Augmented and Virtual Reality classroom and a development lab with the latest in Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies. The program is aimed at developing the digital content workforce, specializing in Augmented and Virtual Reality. The course includes coding, 3D modeling, animation, design and development.

“The program is fast-paced, it teaches you the needed skills to get a job in the field,” said EON Reality graduate James Canada, “it’s an exciting new field with rapid advancements, no telling where the future can take it, the sky is the limit.”

Graduates were honored with a private reception in Duncanville where they received their diplomas.

Recruitment is already underway for the next class scheduled to begin May 1st, 2016. For more information, visit eonreality.com.

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IH 20 Frontage Roads Improvements – Public Meeting

TXDOT-2000Public Meeting Notice

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Open House : 5:30 pm
Public Meeting Presentation: 6 pm

Hilton Garden Inn
800 N Main Street,
Duncanville, TX 75116

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct a Public Meeting for the purpose of soliciting public comment on the proposed improvements to an approximately 0.63 mile section of Interstate Highway (IH) 20 from North (N.) Main Street to East (E.) Camp Wisdom Road in the City of Duncanville, Dallas County, Texas. Currently, there are only frontage roads along IH 20 between E. Camp Wisdom and Oriole Blvd traveling westbound and between N. Main Street and Oriole Blvd traveling eastbound. The frontage roads consist of two 12-foot travel lanes and 2-foot shoulders. The existing eastbound entrance ramp and westbound exit ramp consist of 24-foot travel lane, one 4-foot and one 6-foot shoulders. The existing westbound frontage road ties into Wren Avenue at Winding Trail and Oriole Blvd. There is a connector road providing direct access from the existing westbound exist ramp to Thrush Avenue without going through the intersection at N. Main Street, and the exit ramp eventually ties into Thrush Avenue at N. Main Street.

Free Fix a Leak Workshops Offered

Did you know that 10% of homes have a leak that waste 90 gallons or more per day?

Fix a Leak Week is celebrated in March as a time to remind everyone to check their household fixtures and sprinkler systems for leaks.This year Dallas Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District have coordinated with Home Depot, a WaterSense Retail Partner, to provide free Fix a Leak Workshops:

Saturday, March 19, 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.

  • 10:00 am – 10:40 am …Repair/Replace Leaking Faucets
  • 10:40 am – 11:20 am …..Repair/Replace Leaking Toilets
  • 11:20 am – 12:00 pm….Repair/Replace Sprinkler Heads

Location:

Available at all Home Depot stores in North Texas.

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DIY Plumbing Repairs Workshop

DIY Plumbing Repairs Workshop

Did you know that the average American home loses 14% of their water use to leaks? Attend our no cost, hands-on workshop to learn how you can perform do-it-yourself minor repairs to save water and help lower your water bill. Below are some of the topics that will be covered at the workshop:

  • Checking for leaky toilets and faucets
  • Replacing toilet flapper valves
  • Fixing leaky faucets
  • Installing faucet aerators and low-flow shower heads
  • Water Conservation tips

Joshua Knickerbocker, a licensed plumber with Dallas Water Utilities will be the instructor. After the main presentation there will be stations with hands-on displays where one can change a toilet flapper valve, install a low-flow shower head, change a faucet cartridge and install a faucet aerator.

Date:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Time:

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Location:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center
2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75215

Making a reservation

Space is limited, please register online at SaveDallasWater.com or by calling (214) 670-3155.

Workshop sponsored by City of Dallas Water Utilities Conservation and City of Dallas Department of Park and Recreation.

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Preparations Continue for the May 7th City Elections

PREPARATIONS CONTINUE FOR 2016 CITY OFFICERS ELECTION

ELECTION DAY IS MAY 7, 2016

Preparations continue for the City election to be held Saturday, May 7th according to City Secretary Mary Jones. This year’s slate of offices includes the Mayor and Councilmembers to represent Districts 2 and 4.

All registered voters in the City of Duncanville will have the opportunity to vote for the Mayor position. Registered voters residing in Districts 2 and 4 will also have an opportunity to vote for their respective candidates.

Anyone not currently registered to vote has until April 7th to register in order to cast a ballot in the May election. Voter registration cards may be obtained at City Hall or the Duncanville Public Library. For more information regarding voter registration, residents may contact the Dallas County Elections Department at (214) 637-7937.

Early Voting Starts April 25, 2016

Early voting will be conducted Monday, April 25, 2016 through Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the Duncanville Library Conference Rooms located at 201 James Collins Blvd. as follows:

  • Monday, April 25 – Saturday, April 30: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Monday, May 2 – Tuesday, May 3: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Additional information regarding the upcoming election may be obtained by contacting the City Secretary at (972) 780-5017.

See Candidate List