Conservation At Work and Home
Downtown Loop Waterline Construction Wrapup
The City of Durham Downtown Loop Waterline Replacement project is nearing an end and more than 12,000 linear feet of 1930's era water mains in Durham's Downtown Loop has been replaced. The City appreciates your patience as finishing touches are completed. This weekend, Mangum Street will be closed from City Hall Plaza to Ramseur Street from 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 through 6 a.m. on Oct. 31. Cross traffic on Parrish and Main streets will also be closed during same time. Downtown businesses will remain open and accessible during the work. Next week, water and sewer line replacements will continue on Roney Street between Morris and Hunt streets. A portion of Roney Street will be closed to accommodate the work. Traffic control signs and markings will be used for all traffic detours. Private parking facilities will remain open during construction. On-street parking along Roney Street will be closed in work areas. Planned work hours are 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Project information and updates are available on the website
or contact any City or Kimley-Horn staff listed on the web page.
Shower Better Month
October is Shower Better Month, a time to encourage water conservation by taking shorter and smarter showers. In support of this annual effort, the City of Durham’s Department of Water Management hosted two #ShowerBetter
community pop-up events this month. Water Management staff gave away more than 100 free EPA WaterSense-labeled showerheads to residents. These devices lessen water flow without affecting performance, and help users save up to 2,900 gallons of water annually. The department reminds everyone that they can purchase “Save Water Kits,” which include a WaterSense-labeled showerhead, faucet aerators, and more, for just $3 at the cashiering counter inside City Hall. Pledge to save water, one better shower at a time!
Get in the Know with the City on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Keeping up with City of Durham news and events has never been easier. The City has a Facebook page, Twitter feed and Instagram page making it even simpler to stay up-to-date on what's going on with your City government. Simply like the City's Facebook
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feed or Instagram
page. To check out a listing of all of the City's social media pages, visit the Office of Public Affairs