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Hundreds of Dominion workers mobilized to help Florida areas devastated by Hurricane Irma

Dominion Energy is mobilizing hundreds of employees and contractors to respond to what is likely to be one of the largest electric industry restoration efforts in United States history after Hurricane Irma devastated Florida and left millions without power.

Rehabbing sanitary sewer pipe on Crestwood Dr. between Ashton Ave. and Sudley Rd. starts Sept. 11

Prince William County Service Authority will begin performing rehabilitation work on the sanitary sewer system in the Manassas area today, Monday, Sept. 11. The work will take about five weeks to complete. Because this rehabilitation work is ‘trenchless’, there will be virtually no impact on traffic, according to Kipp Hanley, PWCSA spokesman.

Love trails? Want to help build one? Noted expert to lead Trail Building 101 free seminar Sept. 9-10

PWC Parks and Recreation will host a free two-day Trail Building Seminar with 
Dr. Jeremy Wimpey, Applied Trails Research, September 9th and 10th, at the Hellwig Administration Building, George Hellwig Memorial Park, 14420 Bristow Rd., Manassas VA 20112.

If you get your electricity from Dominion, rates will drop tomorrow, Sept. 1

The typical 1,000 kilowatt-hour residential monthly bill will drop by $1.55 starting Friday due largely to a $2.07 reduction in transmission-related costs, according to a news release from Dominion.

Special glasses needed to prevent severe and permanent damage to eyes during eclipse

Every Prince William County school has been provided with informational flyers for safe viewing and a limited number of certified eclipse glasses to be distributed to the community on a first-come, first-served basis, according to a PWCS news release. Additional supplies are available at the Irene V. Hylton Planetarium, at Hylton High School, while they last.

Aug. 15 Master Gardeners’ talk on what to plant next to streams and ponds

Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and Master Gardeners are offering a presentation on “Planting the Right Trees, Shrubs and Perennials next to Streams and Ponds” on Tuesday, August 15 at 6 pm under the pavilion at Rady Park, 725 Fauquier Road, Warrenton, VA.

July 26 Prince William County workshop on alternative septic systems canceled

The July 26, 2017 Planning Commission work session on Alternative Septic Systems in Prince William County has been canceled.

City of Manassas recycling rate increases to 47.2% - 50% goal is within reach!

Last year, residents dropped off more than 143 tons of recyclable materials. With more information available to residents on how to recycle, they have been working to reduce the amount of “contaminated” materials by washing out their plastic and metal containers and not putting plastic carrier bags in with recycling.

Prince William County’s 2016 recycling rate jumps 3.1 points above 2015

Prince William County achieved a recycle rate of 36.8% in 2016. This was an increase from the 2015 rate of 33.7%, according to Prince William County Public Works, Solid Waste Division Recycling Office.

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