Primary Category: Pollution Prevention and Reduction

Soil Sampling Resources in the Little Alamance Creek Watershed

Spring is around the corner and we often think about getting our yards ready for summer activities. Over applying fertilizers to your yard can cause negative effects in the creeks below your home if rain water carries fertilizer into them.  One way to avoid this is to soil test to see what you actually need […]

Graham Smoke Testing of Sanitary Sewer Lines

FEBRUARY 5, 2020 The City of Graham Utilities Department will be conducting non-toxic smoke testing of the sanitary sewer system during the hours of 7:00 am -6:00 pm Monday through Friday from February 10 to May 10, 2020. The focus of this study will be the sanitary sewer systems located alongside and in the vicinity […]

Free E- Waste Collection Event in Burlington

BACKGROUND OF E-WASTE BAN On July 1, 2011 The Discarded Computer Equipment and Television Management Law, otherwise known as the E-Waste Ban went into effect. This ban regulates the disposal of electronic equipment. These items can no longer be placed in your regular trash and must be taken to a proper electronic recycling site. WHAT […]

Mackintosh Lake Clean-Up

Location: Guilford Mackintosh Park & Marina Ages: 16 and up. Minors must be accompanied by a participating adult. Fee: Free, but registration will be required – Check here for event updates! Time/Date: Coming spring 2020! Come help us keep our lake clean and beautiful! Burlington Recreation & Parks along with Burlington’s Storm Water Division and […]

Residential Recycling

Residential Recycling For additional questions call: WASTE INDUSTRIES – ph.(336) 229-0525 Solid Waste Division – ph.(336) 222-5111 In Burlington: All carts and materials need to be placed at the street by 7:00am and removed by 7:00pm on your collection day. Carts should be located 5 feet away from any obstructions, garbage cart, mail box, shrubbery, […]

NC Stream Watch

If you like to learn and do, NC Stream Watch is for you!   Learn about water quality and put your local stream on the map!  NC Stream Watch participants adopt a section of a local stream or creek and commit to two brief assessments and cleanups over the course of one year. Contact Danica Heflin […]

Burlington Splash Park Bioretention Cell

Working with NC State to design, construct, and study a pollinator focused bioretention cell to treat runoff from the Burlington Splash Park in the Little Alamance Watershed.  This project is jointly funded through a NC 319 Program Grant and the City of Burlington. Construction slated for January 2020.

Stormwater Tree Treatment Train Project (CWMTF Grant)

Working with NC State to design, construct, and study a stormwater tree treatment train in the Little Alamance Watershed as part of a Clean Water Management Trust Fund Grant. Design and bidding process is complete and monitoring is on-going. Construction slated for January 2020.

Servis Creek Fall Cleanup

It’s time for our Fall Stream Cleanup! Come out and join local stormwater staff as we remove trash from Servis Creek and its tributaries. Together we can make a difference. Volunteers will be provided with trash bags, safety vests, and gloves. Come prepared to be outdoors for 2-3 hours with water, sunscreen, and close toed […]

Boyd Creek Collection System

The City of Graham has worked extensively on the wastewater collection system within the Boyd Creek watershed since 2009. The Boyd Creek watershed is within the impaired Little Alamance Creek watershed. This work is focused on reducing surface water and waste water interaction. This has included extensive I/I evaluation, improvements to the Boyd Creek Pump […]