Keep plastic bags out of mainstream recycling

9/19/2017 2:12:00 PM


Local municipalities are meeting and working to reduce contamination of recycling goods, specifically the wrong-use of plastic bags and film in recycle bins.
Plastic bags and film packaging are important durable and lightweight protection for food and merchandise in transit. But these materials SHOULD NOT be recycled in most curbside carts or single stream programs. 

Below are the links for information.   

CRA Resources: http://www.cra-recycle.org/resources/

WRAP Resources: https://www.plasticfilmrecycling.org/
 


 

Leland Sewer Response Update 9-14-17

9/14/2017 4:10:00 PM


Response from Mayor Bozeman:

LELAND – As I continue to work closely with town staff regarding the wastewater collection system response and proposed actions for immediate and future improvements, I wish to pass along the following information I received from the town staff as a status update on Lift Station #3 (LS#3) in Magnolia Greens:

Click Here for Message.

 

Notice of Discharge of Untreated Wastewater

9/13/2017 12:19:00 PM


NOTICE


On September 12, 2017, the Town of Leland’s wastewater collection system had a discharge of untreated wastewater from a manhole of the 8” gravity sewer system located in front of 1352 Grandiflora Drive in the Magnolia Greens Subdivision in Leland, North Carolina.  The amount of the spill was approximately 33,060 gallons. There was also a spill that took place at the intersection of Pine Harvest Drive and Pemberton Drive in the amount of 1,000 gallons.  The discharge flowed from the manhole lid to the street stormwater collection system which eventually flows to Jacky’s Creek.  Town personnel responded immediately to the overflow and followed all protocol in evaluating and determining the cause.  No blockages, broken pipes, or faulty equipment were discovered.  The discharge is believed to have been caused by overnight rains from the remnants of Hurricane Irma along with issues discovered at two local construction sites resulting in excessive stormwater inundating the Town’s sewer system, and the entire regional sewer collection system, which caused an increased head pressure that the Town’s flow suppressed and valve controlled pumps could not overcome.  The Town of Leland shares the transmission line that connects to the Brunswick County NE Sewer Plant with other entities, and the system has a finite capacity that it can accommodate.  Crews continued to monitor the sewer spill and reported it to the DENR office.

The Town is taking the necessary steps to clean the area where the spill occurred and to address these issues for both the near and long term.  Please contact Jimmy Strickland at 910-332-4651 with any questions concerning this notice.

This notice is required by NC General Statutes Article 21 Chapter 143.215.C
.

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Sewer Spill from Irma Rains

9/13/2017 8:57:00 AM


Sewer Spill from Irma Rains and Town Response

LELAND – The Town of Leland experienced a sewer spill today (9-12-17) in the 1300 block of Grandiflora Drive and the corner of Pine Harvest Drive and Pemberton Drive. Overnight rains from the remnants of Hurricane Irma along with issues discovered at two local construction sites resulted in excessive stormwater inundating the Town’s sewer system, and the entire regional sewer collection system. The Town is taking the necessary steps to address these issues for both the near and long term.

Town staff discovered today that manholes at two local construction sites were not properly plugged by contractors, thus allowing excessive stormwater to enter into the sewer system. Once identified this morning, Town staff immediately addressed the issues with the contractors and the manholes were plugged.

For complete Town Response, CLICK HERE.

 

Prisoner of War / Missing in Action Recognition

9/12/2017 8:44:00 AM


National Prisoner of War / Missing in Action Recognition Day
is September 15.

See Proclamation HERE.