Danieldale Road Update for 4/16/2021

Last week, the left and middle eastbound lanes were closed so the contractor could locate the existing utilities. The contractor also installed filter fabric fencing and inlet protection to keep the City’s storm sewer system free of dirt and debris.

This week, the right and middle eastbound lanes will be closed. The contractor will be replacing the existing storm sewer at Bob Lee Blvd with two 60-inch pipes. The contractor will also be installing the sanitary sewer system along Bob Lee Blvd..

MAYOR BARRY L. GORDON SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER ADDING FURTHER WATER USAGE RESTRICTIONS TO CAR WASHES AND MANUFACTURING

Duncanville, TX (February 19, 2021) – Duncanville, in accordance with the City’s Water Conservation Plan, implemented a STAGE 3 – Water Warning on Thursday, February 18, 2021.  The trigger for a STAGE 3 – Water Warning is a combination of ground and elevated storage capacity within the city being below 50% at the beginning of a 24-hour period. 

The drawdown of water has been caused by water line breaks due to freezing weather and challenges within the water distribution system due to power outages. As of the afternoon of Friday, February 19, 2021 storage levels fell below 40% leading to an executive order being issued by Duncanville’s Mayor.

On Friday, February 19, 2021, Duncanville Mayor Barry L. Gordon signed an executive order directing industrial and manufacturing activity for high to cease and desist operations.

Per the Water Drought Contingency Plan, the order also directs that all retail and commercial customers disable irrigation systems, hotel operations reduce laundry of towels and linens and residents continue to limit water usage per the STAGE 3 – Water Warning in the following ways:

  1. Reduce toilet flushing
  2. Reduce shower use
  3. Reduce dishwasher use (maximize capacity when operating)
  4. Reduce/postpone washing clothes

As temperatures are expected to drop overnight, residents may continue to allow faucets to drip in an effort to prevent pipe freezing and bursting.

Both business’ and residents’ participation in this conservation effort will help to prevent the potential for a water boil notice by helping the city’s water supply return to the levels necessary to safely serve the community.


ORDER OF MAYOR BARRY L. GORDON DATE ORDER ISSUED:
February 19, 2021

Summary: The City of Duncanville, Dallas county and the North Texas region has experienced an unprecedent winter weather events. The accumulation of snow and extreme low temperatures has significantly impacted the municipal water system with household business and city water line ruptures. The result circumstance has led to meaningful reduction of water capacity and the ability to deliver potable water to citizens. Moreover, combined ground and elevated storage is below forty percent (40%) of usage capacity.

UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 418.108, DUNCANVILLE MAYOR BARRY L. GORDON ORDERS:

  1. Effective as of 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19th, 2021, and continuing until 6:59 p.m. on February 26th, 2021, the following mandatory actions are hereby directed to immediately cease and desist operations of (a) any industrial and/or manufacturing activity for high consumption industrial users based on average use as determined by 2020 daily average in excess of two thousand gallons of water per day which include but not limited to, CabinetWorks, Pioneer Foods, Tortilla Factory, Apple Corrugated, (b) all commercial car wash facilities shall cease operation.
  2. That the Water Drought Contingency Plan shall continue to be given effective except where in conflict with this order.
  3. I am directing that all residential retail and commercial customers completely disable and shut off irrigation systems.
  4. I am requesting all hotel operations to reduce work usage and encourage reuse of towels and linens from multi-night occupants.
  5. Lastly, I am requesting to reduce
    1. sanitation flushing
    2. reduce shower and bathing
    3. reduce dishwasher use
    4. reduce / postpone laundry of clothing
  6. Any customer violating Section 1 (a) or (b) of this Order may have its water meter disabled or removed and/or may be assessed a criminal penalty as a Class C misdemeanor in an amount of five hundred dollars as a maximum fine. Each and every violation of each day shall be a separate violation.
  7. The City shall waive or reduce permit fees for plumbing repairs (commercial and residential), water heater and related fire suppression fees for a period not to exceed thirty (30) calendar days.
  8. Any conflict between this Order or with any ordinance of the City of Duncanville, the most restrictive provisions shall apply.
  9. This Order shall be effective until 6:59 p.m. on February 26, 2021, or until it is either rescinded, superseded, or amended pursuant to applicable law.
  10. The City of Duncanville must promptly provide copies of this Order by posting on the City of Duncanville website. In addition, the owner, manager, or operator of any facility that is likely to be impacted by this Order is strongly encouraged to post a copy of this Order onsite and to provide a copy to any member of the public asking for a copy. If any subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or word of this Order or any application of it to any person, structure, gathering, or circumstance is held to be invalid or unconstitutional by a decision of a court of competent jurisdiction, then such decision will not affect the validity of the remaining portions or applications of this Order.

IT IS SO ORDERED

BARRY L. GORDON MAYOR – DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS

DECLARACIÓN DE DESASTRE LOCAL Y ESTADO DE EMERGENCIA

CONSIDERANDO QUE, que el 14 de febrero de 2021 ocurrió un evento climático severo que resultó en la acumulación de nevadas significativas y temperaturas de congelación prolongadas y extremas; y

CONSIDERANDO QUE, se deben tomar medidas razonables para hacer frente a este desastre para prevenir efectos en toda la ciudad de Duncanville y el condado de Dallas; y

CONSIDERANDO QUE, el Gobernador ha declarado una emergencia en todo el estado al proclamar tales condiciones.

AHORA, POR LO TANTO, YO, BARRY L. GORDON, ALCALDE DE LA CIUDAD DE DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS, PROCLAMO POR LA PRESENTE a las 7:00 p.m., el día 19 de febrero de 2021, un estado local de desastre; y:

  1. Que por la presente se declara un estado local de desastre por emergencia de salud y seguridad pública para la ciudad de Duncanville, Texas, de conformidad con la sección 418.108 (a) del Código de Gobierno de Texas.
  2. De conformidad con la sección 418.108 (b) del Código de Gobierno, el estado de desastre por emergencia de salud y seguridad pública continuará hasta el 26 de febrero de 2021 a menos que el Ayuntamiento de Duncanville, Texas lo continúe o lo renueve.
  3. De conformidad con la sección 418.108 (c) del Código de Gobierno, esta declaración de un estado local de desastre para una emergencia de salud y seguridad pública se dará a conocer rápidamente y en general y se archivará inmediatamente con la Secretaria de la Ciudad.
  4. De conformidad con la sección 418.108 (d) del Código de Gobierno, esta declaración de un estado local de desastre activa el plan de manejo de emergencias de la Ciudad de Duncanville.
  5. La orden está sujeta a la Proclamación del Gobernador de conformidad con la Sección 418.016 del Código de Gobierno de Texas, cualquier estatuto regulatorio que prescriba los procedimientos para la realización de negocios estatales o cualquier orden o regla de una agencia estatal que de alguna manera prevenga, obstaculice o retrase la acción necesaria para hacer frente a este desastre se suspenderá con la aprobación por escrito de la Oficina del Gobernador. Sin embargo, en la medida en que la aplicación de cualquier estatuto estatal o regla administrativa con respecto a la contratación o adquisición impidiera la respuesta de emergencia de cualquier agencia estatal que sea necesaria para proteger la vida o la propiedad amenazada por este desastre declarado. Por la presente autorizo la suspensión de tales estatutos y reglas por la duración de este desastre declarado.
  6. Además, ordeno al Administrador Interino de la Ciudad, o su designado, que emprenda cualquier acción razonable y que lleve a cabo las medidas de mitigación de desastres necesarias para proteger la salud, seguridad y bienestar general de los ciudadanos de Duncanville bajo el Plan de Manejo de Emergencias según sea necesario.
  7. Que esta proclamación tomara efecto inmediatamente desde y después de su emisión.

DECLARADO el 19 de febrero de 2021

Robert E. Hager

Abogado de la Ciudad

BARRY L. GORDON

Alcade, Ciudad de Duncanville

Kristin Downs

Secretaria de la Ciudad


Declaration of Local Disaster and State Emergency

WHEREAS, on February 14, 2021 a severe weather event occurred resulting in the accumulation of significant snowfall and extreme prolonged freezing temperatures; and

WHEREAS, reasonable measures must be taken to cope with this disaster to prevent effects throughout the City of Duncanville and Dallas County; and

WHEREAS, the Governor has declared a statewide emergency by proclamation for such conditions.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARRY L. GORDON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM at 7:00 p.m., on the 19 th day of February 2021, a local state of disaster; and:

  1. That a local state of disaster for public health and safety emergency is hereby declared for the City of Duncanville, Texas, pursuant to section 418.108(a) of the Texas Government Code.
  2. Pursuant to section 418.108(b) of the Government Code, the state of disaster for public health and safety emergency shall continue through February 26, 2021 unless continued or renewed by the City Council of Duncanville, Texas.
  3. Pursuant to section 418.108(c) of the Government Code, this declaration of a local state of disaster for public health and safety emergency shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the City Secretary.
  4. Pursuant to section 418.108(d) of the Government Code, this declaration of a local state of disaster activates the City of Duncanville emergency management plan.
  5. The order is subject to the Proclamation of the Governor pursuant to Section 418.016 of the Texas Government Code, any regulatory statute prescribing the procedures for conduct of state business or any order or rule of a state agency that would in any way prevent, hinder, or delay necessary action in coping with this disaster shall be suspended upon written approval of the Office of the Governor. However, to the extent that the enforcement of any state statute or administrative rule regarding contracting or procurement would impede any state agency’s emergency response that is necessary to protect life or property threatened by this declared disaster. I hereby authorize the suspension of such statutes and rules for the duration of this declared disaster.
  6. I further direct the Interim City Manager, or his designee, to undertake whatever reasonable action and to conduct whatever disaster mitigation measures necessary to protect the general health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Duncanville under the Emergency Management Plan as necessary.
  7. That this proclamation shall take effect immediately from and after its issuance.

DECLARED this 19 th day of February 2021.

ORDEN DEL ALCALDE BARRY L. GORDON

FECHA DE ORDEN EMITIDA: 19 de febrero 2021

Resumen: la ciudad de Duncanville, el condado de Dallas y la región norte de Texas han experimentado un clima invernal sin precedentes. La acumulación de nieve y temperaturas extremadamente bajas ha impactado significativamente el sistema de agua municipal con rupturas en las líneas de agua de los hogares, los negocios y la ciudad. La circunstancia resultante ha llevado a una reducción significativa de la capacidad de agua y la capacidad de suministrar agua potable a los ciudadanos. Además, el almacenamiento combinado en suelo y elevado está por debajo del cuarenta por ciento (40%) de la capacidad de uso.

BAJO LA SECCIÓN 418.108 DEL CÓDIGO DE GOBIERNO DE LA AUTORIDAD DE TEXAS, EL ALCALDE DE DUNCANVILLE BARRY L. GORDON ORDENA:

  1. Efectivo a partir de las 7:00 p.m. el viernes 19 de febrero de 2021 y hasta las 6:59 p.m. el 26 de febrero de 2021, se ordenan las siguientes acciones obligatorias para cesar y desistir inmediatamente de las operaciones de (a) cualquier actividad industrial y / o manufacturera para usuarios industriales de alto consumo con base en el uso promedio según lo determinado por el promedio diario de 2020 en exceso de dos mil galones de agua por día, que incluyen pero no se limitan a, CabinetWorks, Pioneer Foods, Tortilla Factory, Apple corrugado, (b) todas las instalaciones de lavado de coches comerciales deberán cesar la operación.
  2. Que el Plan de Contingencia de Sequía de Agua continuará siendo efectivo excepto cuando esté en conflicto con esta orden.
  3. Estoy indicando que todos los clientes residenciales, minoristas y comerciales desactiven y apaguen completamente los sistemas de riego.
  4. Estoy solicitando a todas las operaciones del hotel que reduzcan el uso del trabajo y animen la reutilización de toallas y ropa de cama de los ocupantes de varias noches.
  5. Por último, solicito reducir
  6. lavado de saneamiento
  7. reducir la ducha y el baño
  8. reducir el uso del lavavajillas
  9. reducir / posponer el lavado de ropa
  10. Cualquier cliente que viole la Sección 1 (a) o (b) de esta Orden se le puede inhabilitar o remover el medidor de agua y / o se le puede imponer una sanción penal como un delito menor de Clase C por una cantidad de quinientos dólares como multa máxima. Todas y cada una de las violaciones de cada día serán una violación separada.
  11. La Ciudad eximirá o reducirá las tarifas de permisos para reparaciones de plomería (comerciales y residenciales), calentadores de agua y extinción de incendios por un período que no exceda los treinta (30) días calendario.
  12. Cualquier conflicto entre esta Orden o con cualquier ordenanza de la Ciudad de Duncanville, se aplicarán las disposiciones más restrictivas.
  13. 9. Esta Orden será efectiva hasta las 6:59 p.m. del 26 de febrero de 2021, o hasta que sea rescindida, reemplazada o enmendada de conformidad con la ley aplicable.
  14. La Ciudad de Duncanville debe proporcionar rápidamente copias de esta Orden mediante la publicación en el sitio web de la Ciudad de Duncanville. Además, se recomienda encarecidamente al propietario, gerente u operador de cualquier instalación que pueda verse afectada por esta Orden que publique una copia de esta Orden en el sitio y que proporcione una copia a cualquier miembro del público que solicite una copia. Si cualquier subsección, oración, cláusula, frase o palabra de esta Orden o cualquier aplicación de la misma a cualquier persona, estructura, reunión o circunstancia se considera inválida o inconstitucional por una decisión de un tribunal de jurisdicción competente, entonces dicha decisión no afectará la validez de las restantes partes o aplicaciones de esta Orden.

ES ASI ORDENADO

BARRY L. GORDON

ALCALDE – DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS


ORDEN DEL ALCALDE BARRY L. GORDON

FECHA DE ORDEN EMITIDA: 19 de febrero 2021

Resumen: la ciudad de Duncanville, el condado de Dallas y la región norte de Texas han experimentado un clima invernal sin precedentes. La acumulación de nieve y temperaturas extremadamente bajas ha impactado significativamente el sistema de agua municipal con rupturas en las líneas de agua de los hogares, los negocios y la ciudad. La circunstancia resultante ha llevado a una reducción significativa de la capacidad de agua y la capacidad de suministrar agua potable a los ciudadanos. Además, el almacenamiento combinado en suelo y elevado está por debajo del cuarenta por ciento (40%) de la capacidad de uso.

BAJO LA SECCIÓN 418.108 DEL CÓDIGO DE GOBIERNO DE LA AUTORIDAD DE TEXAS, EL ALCALDE DE DUNCANVILLE BARRY L. GORDON ORDENA:

  1. Efectivo a partir de las 7:00 p.m. el viernes 19 de febrero de 2021 y hasta las 6:59 p.m. el 26 de febrero de 2021, se ordenan las siguientes acciones obligatorias para cesar y desistir inmediatamente de las operaciones de (a) cualquier actividad industrial y / o manufacturera para usuarios industriales de alto consumo con base en el uso promedio según lo determinado por el promedio diario de 2020 en exceso de dos mil galones de agua por día, que incluyen pero no se limitan a, CabinetWorks, Pioneer Foods, Tortilla Factory, Apple corrugado, (b) todas las instalaciones de lavado de coches comerciales deberán cesar la operación.
  2. Que el Plan de Contingencia de Sequía de Agua continuará siendo efectivo excepto cuando esté en conflicto con esta orden.
  3. Estoy indicando que todos los clientes residenciales, minoristas y comerciales desactiven y apaguen completamente los sistemas de riego.
  4. Estoy solicitando a todas las operaciones del hotel que reduzcan el uso del trabajo y animen la reutilización de toallas y ropa de cama de los ocupantes de varias noches.
  5. Por último, solicito reducir
  6. lavado de saneamiento
  7. reducir la ducha y el baño
  8. reducir el uso del lavavajillas
  9. reducir / posponer el lavado de ropa
  10. Cualquier cliente que viole la Sección 1 (a) o (b) de esta Orden se le puede inhabilitar o remover el medidor de agua y / o se le puede imponer una sanción penal como un delito menor de Clase C por una cantidad de quinientos dólares como multa máxima. Todas y cada una de las violaciones de cada día serán una violación separada.
  11. La Ciudad eximirá o reducirá las tarifas de permisos para reparaciones de plomería (comerciales y residenciales), calentadores de agua y extinción de incendios por un período que no exceda los treinta (30) días calendario.
  12. Cualquier conflicto entre esta Orden o con cualquier ordenanza de la Ciudad de Duncanville, se aplicarán las disposiciones más restrictivas.
  13. 9. Esta Orden será efectiva hasta las 6:59 p.m. del 26 de febrero de 2021, o hasta que sea rescindida, reemplazada o enmendada de conformidad con la ley aplicable.
  14. La Ciudad de Duncanville debe proporcionar rápidamente copias de esta Orden mediante la publicación en el sitio web de la Ciudad de Duncanville. Además, se recomienda encarecidamente al propietario, gerente u operador de cualquier instalación que pueda verse afectada por esta Orden que publique una copia de esta Orden en el sitio y que proporcione una copia a cualquier miembro del público que solicite una copia. Si cualquier subsección, oración, cláusula, frase o palabra de esta Orden o cualquier aplicación de la misma a cualquier persona, estructura, reunión o circunstancia se considera inválida o inconstitucional por una decisión de un tribunal de jurisdicción competente, entonces dicha decisión no afectará la validez de las restantes partes o aplicaciones de esta Orden.

ES ASI ORDENADO

BARRY L. GORDON

ALCALDE – DUNCANVILLE, TEXAS

A Letter from Republic Services

Text Box: 1450 East Cleveland Street--Hutchins, TX 75141 
o 972.338.2550  f 480.718.4157  rmota@republicservices.com

February 19, 2021
City of Duncanville
330 Shady Trail
Duncanville, TX

Dear Duncanville Residents:

The weather events of this past week forced us at Republic Services to make the difficult decisions to suspend services at various points over the last week and a half as these two winter events happened. These decisions were not made lightly. We would have preferred to be working. However, there are many factors that go into the decision-making process. 

First and foremost is the safety of our drivers. Can they get to work safely? Are the conditions in the cities they serve safe? For our helpers (who ride on the back of the truck) are the temperatures safe for them to be outside for extended periods of time? What are the road conditions in the residential areas? While main streets are beginning to clear, residential streets remained icy and unsafe for our trucks. 

Other factors we consider are our facilities like landfills and recycling. Are they open? Can we safely get to them? We must have a place to take the trash and recycle once it is collected.

No one likes to have their regular trash service disrupted, and we understand that as residents within our own communities. But in light of the conditions we all were dealing with, we believe that we made the best decision for all concerned: our drivers and the residents of Duncanville.

We look forward to resuming your regular trash and recycling service on Monday, February 22. If you have questions, please call 972-225-5252 or 800-32-TRASH

We thank you for your patience and understanding and look forward to continuing to provide you service as we resume normal operations next week.

Joanna Fritz

Municipal Services Manager

A Letter from Republic Services

Natural Gas Supply Continues to be Constrained

Atmos Energy Continues to Urge Energy Conservation

DUNCANVILLE, Texas – Feb. 18, 2021 – As demand for energy remains at unprecedented levels due to historically cold temperatures, suppliers continue to experience challenges with supply and delivery that limit the amount of natural gas Atmos Energy can deliver to its customers.

Even as the weather warms and producers are working to bring on more supplies, it remains important that all residents and businesses continue to be vigilant in their conservation efforts.

These natural gas supply constraints may lead to service outages for some Atmos Energy customers. If service is interrupted, restoration may take an extended period of time. Once supply is restored, Atmos Energy technicians will need to visit each home to safely restore gas service.

Atmos Energy urges all residents and businesses to continue to conserve energy to help maintain service for our most critical human needs customers. Everyone can continue to help by lowering the thermostat to 68 degrees or less, setting the water heater temperature to 120 degrees, and more: atmosenergy.com/weathersafety

Furthermore, those who experience an electrical outage may turn off the furnace. One of the easiest ways may be to turn it off at the thermostat.  Then, after the power comes back on, wait 10 to 15 minutes before restarting the furnace. This may help the natural gas system adjust to a sudden increase in usage.

Atmos Energy reminds customers to heed the guidance of local leaders and stay alert to changing weather conditions in their area. Our teams are working around the clock to provide safe and reliable service, and we appreciate your patience during this historic weather event.  

About Atmos Energy

Atmos Energy Corporation is the nation’s largest fully regulated, natural gas-only distributor of safe, clean, efficient and affordable energy. As part of our vision to be the safest provider of natural gas services, we are modernizing our business and our infrastructure while continuing to invest in safety, innovation, environmental sustainability and our communities. An S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, Atmos Energy serves more than 3 million distribution customers in over 1,400 communities across eight states and manages proprietary pipeline and storage assets, including one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas.

Find us online at http://www.atmosenergy.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

DUNCANVILLE IMPLEMENTS STAGE 3 WATER WARNING

Duncanville, TX (February 18, 2021) – Duncanville, in accordance with the City’s Water Conservation Plan, has implemented a STAGE 3 – Water Warning. The trigger for this STAGE 3 – Water Warning is a combination of ground and elevated storage capacity within the city being below 50% at the beginning of a 24-hour period.

The drawdown of water was caused by water line breaks due to freezing weather and challenges within the water distribution system due to power outages.

As part of the STAGE 3 – Water Warning, Duncanville residents are being asked to limit their water use in the following ways:

  • Reduce toilet flushing
  • Reduce shower use
  • Reduce dishwasher use (maximize capacity when operating)
  • Reduce/postpone washing clothes

Allowing faucets to drip to prevent frozen pipes is allowed. Residents can capture that water for other uses.

Residents’ participation in this conservation effort will help to prevent the potential for a water boil notice by helping the city’s water supply return to the levels necessary to safely serve the community.

How the Duncanville Street Department Prepares for Possible Icy Road Conditions

Originally posted on January 6, 2017

During a winter weather event, the Street Department sands all bridges, major thoroughfare intersections, and streets around schools. Residential streets are not be sanded unless an emergency arises.

The Street Department has stockpiles of over 600 cubic yards of ice chat and 6 tons of Meltdown 20, for use in the event of freezing rain or snow. Meltdown 20 is a complex chloride coated with a high-performance liquid deicer. As a deicer, Meltdown 20 draws moisture from the ice, snow, and road surface, providing safer conditions for the traveling public.

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Doo the Right Thing!

Pet waste is not only smelly and unsightly, but it is a health risk to pets and people and creates water quality issues too. When walking your dog, always carry a plastic baggie to scoop up the waste. Dispose of sealed baggies in the trash. Clean up dog waste in your yard at least once a week, and either flush it down the toilet or dispose of it in the trash.

There are approximately 1.5 million dogs in North Central Texas. If the average dog produces 3/4 pounds of waste a day, almost 1,125,000 pounds of dog waste is being produced each day. That’s a lot of doo!

Health Risk

Pet waste that is not disposed of properly can put your health, your dog’s health, and your child’s health at risk.

Parvovirus is a serious, highly contagious disease that affects dogs of any age, breed, or sex. It is highly contagious to unvaccinated puppies. A dog may be a carrier of the disease without even showing signs of being infected. It affects the intestinal lining, causing diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite, depression, and even death. It is transmitted by contact with infected dog waste either directly or indirectly through soiled shoes, car tires, and anything else that it touches. The virus can remain infectious on the ground for six months or even longer!

Dog waste can also affect people. Some of the diseases or parasites that can be transmitted to people from dog waste include campylobacteriosis, cryptosporidium, and toxocariasis. Children playing in the yard and adults gardening can be exposed to these diseases or parasites.

Water Quality Issue

Additionally, improperly disposed of pet waste can wash into storm drains through by rain, melting snow, and even from the runoff from sprinklers and other landscape watering. Storm drains in North Central Texas drain directly into our lakes and streams, carrying many pollutants along with the water. This water is NOT treated or cleaned before it empties into a body of water.

Pet waste that ends up in our lakes, rivers, and streams causes many problems. Pet waste in the water increases bacteria levels and that can cause gastrointestinal problems and skin reactions, making the water unsafe for swimming and other activities. Pet waste in the water also decays, using up oxygen and sometimes releasing ammonia. Low oxygen levels and ammonia combined with warm temperatures can kill fish. Pet waste also contains nutrients that encourage weed and algae growth. Overly fertile water becomes cloudy and green–unattractive for swimming, boating, and fishing.

Tips for Dealing with Pet Waste

  • Flush it. Pick up the waste with a pooper scooper or slip a plastic bag over your hand. Flush the waste down the toilet (do not flush the plastic bag).
  • Toss it (in a trash can). Collect the waste in a plastic bag, tie the end securely, and toss it in your trash can.
  • Bury it. Scoop the waste and bury it at least six inches in the ground and away from gardens and water sources.
  • Attach a small bag or pouch to your dog’s leash so that you can always carry a supply of baggies. Be creative in reusing materials for picking up pet waste. Save plastic bread bags, plastic newspaper sleeves, or plastic produce bags and use them as scooping baggies.
  • Clean up droppings around the yard at least once a week. Either flush them down the toilet, or dispose of them in a secured baggie in the trash can. Pet waste composters are also available commercially, so check those out.

(Source: North Texas Council of Governments)

City of Duncanville Wastewater System Smoke Testing in September

The City of Duncanville has contracted with BURGESS & NIPLE of Austin, Texas to perform a Smoke Test Survey in portions of Duncanville’s waste water system. This survey involves the opening and inspecting of manholes and sewer lines, which are primarily located in backyard easements, but may be located in streets. An important task of the survey will be the smoke testing of the sewer lines to locate breaks and defects in the sewer system. The smoke that you may see coming from vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground is harmless, has little odor and creates no fire hazard. The smoke should not enter your home unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. If this occurs, you should consult a licensed plumber. In any event, if the harmless smoke can enter through faulty plumbing, the potential exists for dangerous sewer gases to enter your home or business. Should smoke enter your home or business, please contact a member of the smoke testing crew, who can check the sewer lines around your home or business to help determine the source of the smoke.

To prevent smoke from entering your home or business, make sure that all drain traps (also called “U Joints” or “P Traps”) in your home are filled with water by pouring water in the drain. A filled drain trap will keep smoke out of your home or business. Make sure air conditioning units run within several hours of the testing to ensure that the condensation drain trap is filled with water.

Work crews from BURGESS & NIPLE will be conducting the sewer inspections over the next few days. Crews may need to access sewer manholes in utility easements on your property. Whenever these lines require investigation, members of the inspection crews will need access to the easements for the sewer lines and manholes. BURGESS & NIPLE personnel are uniformed and carry identification badges. Homeowners do not need to be home and at no time will field crews have to enter your home or business.

Photographs will be made of leaks occurring in the system. We anticipate the smoke testing will require a few hours in your area. Your cooperation will be appreciated. The information gained from this testing is being used to improve the quality of your wastewater collection system.

If you need special assistance or would like more information, please contact:

The City of Duncanville 972-780-4900

BURGESS & NIPLE, Inc. – Rene Candanoza – 214-923-3027

Prueba de Humo del Sistema de Drenaje Sanitario de la Ciudad de Duncanville

La Ciudad de Duncanville ha contratado a BURGESS & NIPLE de Austin, Tejas para realizar una encuesta sobre pruebas de humo en porciones del sistema de drenaje de Duncanville. Este examen implica la abertura y la inspección de bocas y de las líneas de la alcantarilla, que están situadas principalmente en servidumbres, pero se pueden situarse en calles. Una tarea importante del examen será la prueba del humo de las líneas de la alcantarilla para localizar roturas y defectos en el sistema de alcantarilla. El humo que usted puede ver venir de las pilas de ventilación en casas o agujeros en la tierra es inofensivo, tiene poco olor y no crea ningún riesgo de incendios. El humo no debe entrar en su hogar a menos que usted tenga plomería defectuosa o sumideros secos. Si ocurre esto, usted debe consultar a un fontanero licenciado. En cualquier caso de que el humo inofensivo entrara a través de la plomería defectuosa, el potencial existe para que los gases peligrosos de la alcantarilla incorporen su hogar o negocio. Si el humo ingrese su hogar o negocio, por favor contacte a un trabajador de Burgess & Niple para que pueda revisar las líneas de la alcantarilla alrededor de su hogar o negocio y para ayudar a determinar la origen del humo. Para prevenir la entrada de humo a su hogar o negocio, asegurarse de que todos las trampas del drenaje en su hogar se llenan con agua vertiendo el agua en el drenaje. Al llenar las trampas del drenaje con agua se podre mantener el humo fuera de su hogar o negocio. Cerciórese que aires acondicionado funcione por varias horas durante la prueba para asegurarse de que la trampa del drenaje de la condensación está llena de agua.

Trabajadores de BURGESS & NIPLE, Inc. conducirán inspecciones de la alcantarilla en los próximos días. Los trabajadores pueden necesitar acceder las bocas de la alcantarilla en servidumbres de utilidad en su propiedad. Cuando estas líneas requieren una investigación, tendrán que acceder a las servidumbres de alcantarillado. Personal uniformados de BURGESS & NIPLE llevan credenciales de identificación. Dueños de casa no necesitan estar presentes y por ningún motivo, los trabajadores no tienen que entrar a su hogar o negocio.

Se tomarán fotografías de los fugas en el sistema. Anticipamos que la prueba del humo durar unas pocas horas en su área. Se le agradece su cooperación. La información obtenida de esta prueba será utilizada para mejorar la calidad de su sistema de drenaje sanitario.

Para más información:

La Ciudad de Duncanville – 972-780-4900

BURGESS & NIPLE – Rene Candanoza – 214-923-3027


DCHHS confirms mosquito samples test positive for West Nile virus

Ground Spraying Scheduled in Balch Springs, DeSoto, and Duncanville

DALLAS (July 16, 2020) – Dallas County Health and Human Services’ (DCHHS) laboratory confirmed mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquito traps were collected from the zip codes of Balch Springs (75180), DeSoto (75115), and Duncanville (75116).

In conjunction with the Dallas County municipalities, mosquito abatement teams are responding by treating impacted areas. DCHHS has scheduled ground spraying in the below area(s), weather permitting:

Residents should remain inside during the time sprayers are in the area. Spraying will not be conducted in the event of wind speeds more than 10 mph or inclement weather. A detailed map of the spray area can be viewed at http://www.dallas.leateamapps.com/PublicMap/

“We continue to see West Nile virus activity in our area. As the summer heats up and more people are getting outside, remember the four Ds: Dress, Drain, Dusk/Dawn, and DEET”, said Dr. Philip Huang, Director of DCHHS.

Residents should use the 4Ds to reduce exposure to mosquitoes:

  • DEET All day, Every day: Whenever outside, use insect repellents that have the active ingredient DEET or other EPA-registered repellents and always follow label instructions.
  • Dress: Wear long, loose, and light-colored clothing outside.
  • Drain: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace where mosquitoes could lay eggs.
  • All Day long: Day, Dusk and Dawn -Limit your time outdoors mosquitos are active anytime day or night.

DCHHS encourages residents in affected areas to be a part of the solution by eliminating insect breeding areas and larvae before they develop into adult, flying mosquitoes. Standing water can be treated with EPA-approved larvicides that are available for retail purchase.

Larvicides are products used to kill immature mosquitoes before they become adults. Larvicides are applied directly to water sources that hold mosquito eggs, larvae or pupae. When used consistently, larvicides can help reduce the overall mosquito burden by limiting the number of mosquitoes that are produced, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

For more information visit our website
https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/westnile.php

Duncanville – 75116
Friday, July 17th, 9:00 pm – 5:00 am
Saturday, July 18th, 9:00 pm – 5:00 am