Solid waste collection will be postponed by one day during the week of May 27-31 due to Memorial Day. Normal schedules will resume on Monday, June 3rd.
What happens when more than just rain flows down the drain? The answer to that question is important to the quality of aquatic and wildlife habitats, recreational waterways, and even our drinking water.
Education is key in maintaining the best possible stormwater quality. So we're measuring citizen awareness with a survey that will be helpful in deciding where to focus future stormwater education and outreach initiatives.
Take the survey and tell us what you know!
Do you use a Convenience Center to dispose of solid waste? Wake County wants to know!
Wake County is holding public meetings to get input about the use of their solid waste facilities (see map). The purpose of these meetings are to provide residents with information regarding the convenience center sites within their area and the overall convenience center program, and to inform them of recent and possible changes and how it will affect their current waste disposal and recycling routine.
It appears that no changes are being proposed to CC-2 (convenience center adjacent to the South Wake Landfill). However, Wake County is investigating the idea of phasing out the convenience center in New Hill (CC-9). Come out and give your feedback at the meeting scheduled for:
Southern Wake County (Sites #1, #2, #9)
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 5 pm to 7 pm
Town of Fuquay-Varina Community Center
820 S Main St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 (map)
Get more information about the meetings here: http://www.wakegov.com/recycling/division/Pages/ccmp.aspx
Want to get involved in promoting renewable energy in our state, but don't know how? Apex utility customers can participate in NC GreenPower, and independent, nonprofit organization that provides the opportunity to support cleaner energy sources. Here are some statistics that they report for April 2013:
Total subscribers: 11,145
Monthly Renewable Energy Blocks: 22,823
Total annual generation: 27,387,600 kWh
Monthly Carbon Offset Blocks: 1,207
Total annual offset: 14,484,000 lbs. CO2
Annual equivalent trees planted: 5,498,043
Click here for more info on the NC GreenPower program.
And speaking of responsible use of resources...
Several North Carolina companies were recently recognized for EPA Energy Star awards. Take a look at the list.
Parks & Rec summer program registration begins March 25th for Apex residents. Along with it comes a new registration site - check it out!
Each year during the month of March, the Cary/Apex Water Treatment Plant implements the annual switch from chloramine disinfection to free chlorine disinfection.
During the disinfection switch in the month of March, the water will continue to be completely safe to drink but some consumers may notice a stronger chlorine taste and odor.
Kidney dialysis users should be aware that your water may contain chloramine, chlorine, or a mixture during the month of March. During the month of April, the water plant will return to the use of chloramine disinfection. Mixtures of chlorine and chloramine may still be present in the early days of April.
Aquarium owners should use neutralizers that work on chlorine as well as chloramine during this time period. Please contact your local aquarium supply dealer for more information.
This change is being coordinated with an identical switch by other local municipalities. Periodic alternate disinfection is mandated by State and Federal regulatory agencies.
Annual Water System Flushing—Clearing the Lines
Annual water distribution system flushing will be coordinated with the March disinfection switch. Public Works employees will be in Apex neighborhoods from March 1 ‐ April 1 opening fire hydrants in a planned sequential order to flush the entire water distribution system. Crews will make every effort to avoid disturbances to yard waste and trash carts in the curb. Some work may be performed at night to avoid inconvenience to residents.
During or just after the time of this flushing operation, residents are urged to check their water before washing white clothing. If the water appears discolored, try running household faucets for a few minutes to flush household lines. If the water fails to clear, call Public Works at (919) 249‐3427 for further assistance.
The Town of Apex is developing the Annual Budget for Fiscal Year 2014 (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014). Your input is appreciated! More info here...
Bring your electronics to be recycled on Saturday, February 9th from 8am - 2pm! Check out the details here.
All fun loving, well-behaved dogs are invited to bring their owners to Apex’s first dog park! Our residents have expressed the need for this amenity, and we’re thrilled to announce its completion.
The park is a fenced area located at Hunter Street Park that remains locked at all times. To access the park, you must register your dog(s) and receive a key card that unlocks the gate.
Get the details about registration here.
A 0.25-mile section of the Beaver Creek Greenway in Apex reopened to the public on Nov. 7 after being closed for over two years due to construction of the Triangle Expressway.
The trail was closed from the Kelly Road Park entrance to the east side of the Triangle Expressway. Reopening this section of the greenway reconnects several neighborhoods to Olive Chapel Elementary School.
The greenway is a popular spot for families and people of all ages to take a stroll, bicycle, walk the dog and generally enjoy spending time outdoors on the landscaped trail.
Take a look at all of our parks and greenways.