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Va. utility non-disconnect policy ends June 15; Dominion asks SCC to extend to Oct. 14

Dominion Energy Virginia is asking State Corporation Commission regulators to OK a four-month extension of its “no disconnection” policy. The electric utility is expanding assistance to Virginia customers facing hardship, offering a more generous payment plan and new direct assistance, while the pandemic continues to impact millions of Americans across the country.

Speak for the trees and celebrate Earth Day

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and while COVID-19 has everything locked down, there are still things people can do to celebrate the day.

Va. Cooperative Extension offers gardening advice remotely via Zoom starting April 23

Are you thinking about starting a garden but are unsure where to start? Virginia Cooperative Extension says it can help remotely.

Balls Ford Rd. Compost Facility closed April 22 for paving

The Balls Ford Road Compost Facility, located at 13000 Balls Ford Road, Manassas, and operated by Prince William County's Solid Waste Division, will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22, for paving of the entrance and convenience center.

VDACS asks for residents’ help to stop invasive plants and pests from invading Virginia

April is National Invasive Plant, Pest and Disease Awareness Month and the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) is alerting residents about the threats that invasive species pose to the state’s agricultural and natural resources.

Gardening events canceled; VCE Master Gardeners to answer lawn & garden questions remotely

Prince William's Virginia Cooperative Extension Office's Environmental and Natural Resources staff and the Horticulture Help Desk staff are ready to answer your lawn and garden questions from a distance. Spring plant clinics, Saturdays in the Garden, Ask a Master Gardener service at plant sellers and farmers' markets as well as Earth Day events are canceled.

PWC solid waste facilities to close at 2 p.m. on Memorial Day

Prince William County Landfill and Balls Ford Road Compost Facility have new holiday hours. Both facilities will close at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 25, for Memorial Day.

Local State of Emergency declared for Manassas City

The City of Manassas Declaration is effective as of 12 p.m. on March 17, 2020. This will allow the City to prioritize resources, seek intergovernmental resources, handle procurement issues, coordinate an effective response and work to help City residents respond to this pandemic emergency, according to Patty Prince, communications manager for the city.

NOVEC suspends service disconnections due to COVID-19

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the financial hardships the illness is causing, Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) is suspending electric service disconnections for nonpayment for 60 days, effective March 16, 2020. The suspension delays, but does not cancel, payment of outstanding balances.

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