Thursday, November 2, 2017

Newport News Now





Additional Waterlines Keep
School in Session

York High School benefits from additional
water supply lines

The Newport News Waterworks Department recently added additional water pipelines to provide a redundant water supply to York High School. Last October, a main pipeline break occurred on the supply line that crosses under Route 17 requiring a water shut off and school was suspended. Not only did the water outage affect school staff and students, but the inconvenience required school officials to modify after school programs. The purpose of a second water supply is to minimize any future interruptions to water service to the school.

The cast iron pipeline that supplied the school was installed in 1961. Waterworks staff coordinated with York County School personnel on a new design to replace all of the existing cast iron pipe with new, more reliable ductile iron. Read more...


Recovery Operations Center Offers Mulch
for a Reduced Rate

Due to a large inventory of mulch, the City’s Recovery Operations Center at 550 Atkinson Way is lowering the price of regular mulch from $10 per cubic yard to $6 per cubic yard until the stockpile excess is reduced. Offered at the lowest price ever charged for a premium product, both residential customers and contractors can take advantage of the reduced rate. The mulch is made from brush, limbs and logs collected through the city's Bulk Waste Program. Although most frequently used to enhance the appearance of flower beds, mulching also decreases moisture loss from evaporation and helps to inhibit weed growth. It is used throughout the city on highway medians and roadside plantings to surround trees and shrubs.

Although not on sale, the Recovery Operations Center also offers mulch fines and rough cut mulch for purchase. Read more...



Oyster Roast

Virginia Living Museum Holds 6th Annual Oyster Roast

Proceeds Benefit Educational Programs and Animal Care Needs

Advance tickets are still available for the Virginia Living Museum’s Oyster Roast on Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The event features all-you-can-eat fresh local Chesapeake Bay oysters, fried seafood, and chowder along with a dessert buffet, a full bar, DJ/live music, and more. Food is provided by the Mathews Lions Club and Waypoint Seafood & Grill. Stratford University culinary students are creating a variety of desserts for guests. The Virginia Living Museum has partnered with St. George Brewing Company to brew an exclusive Oyster Stout. Voted Best of the 757 Gold for Outdoor Festivals four years in a row by Coastal Virginia Magazine, this event is always a sell-out. 

The Oyster Roast is an official Green Festival.  There are eco-stations throughout the event for guests to recycle and the majority of the disposable products used at the Oyster Roast are biodegradable and compostable. Read more...


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