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Town Hall Meeting scheduled January 28, 2019

A special finance policy meeting will be held on January 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm.

Staff will highlight water distribution and the effects of Lead and Copper and new mandates issued by the Department of Environmental Quality.

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Lead and Copper Sampling Program

Want to have your drinking water tested for Lead and Copper?

The City of Bay City Water Division is searching for  residential water sample sites for required Lead and Copper Sampling and monitoring of our drinking water. This program is important to assure that all of our customers are provided quality drinking water and meet the strict guidelines established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

Our goal is to add 75 new sample sites to our customer sample pool for the testing cycle this spring or in subsequent testing cycles. Lead and Copper tests are performed twice a year.

Recent results demonstrate that the city is in compliance with federal Lead and Copper rules. 

Lead and Copper Sample Site Requirements:
  1. Must be a City of Bay City Water Customer.
  2. Must reside in a Single Family Residence built before 1947.
  3. Must have a “Lead Pipe” Water Service*.

*Staff will help identify the water service pipe material.

Contact the Bay City Water Distribution Division at 989-894-8321 to become a sample site location.

Consumer Education Attorney General
Attorney General Seal

City hosting free consumer education presentations offered by the office of the Attorney General

Where:  Commission Chambers of City Hall,
301 Washington Avenue, Bay City
Monday, February 25, 2019
5:30 PM

Monday, March 25, 2019
5:30 PM
Monday, April 29, 2019
5:30 PM
Mark your calendars to attend these free sessions.

If you have questions please contact the City Manager's Office at 894-8146.

We want you - Uncle Sam

Volunteer opportunities available

The Parks Division is looking for civic groups, sports teams, church groups or any other group eager to serve the community by sprucing up our parks. We have opportunities for all levels of experience.

Contact the Parks Division at [email protected] to sign up today!

stormwater management

Tips for snow and ice removal on sidewalk and driveways 

Winter can mean mounds of snow to shovel and layers of ice to remove from our sidewalks and driveways. We often make the job easier by applying deicers like salt. Besides sodium chloride, many deicers also contain chemicals like cyanide. When ice melts, the salts and chemicals dissolve and flow into street drains that lead directly to the river, endangering aquatic life.

Here are a few tips to reduce salt use and prevent pollution year-round:

Use a deicer such as Calcium Magnesium Acetate (CMA) 
CMA was developed as a deicing alternative because it has fewer adverse environmental impacts than salt and doesn’t cause corrosion. While CMA is more expensive than rock salt, it is recommended for environmentally sensitive areas. 

Before applying a deicer, think about the air temperature, the potential for sun exposure, and how much product you'll need. Remember to follow label directions carefully and use products sparingly. It's easy to over apply deicers, but applying more than you need won't melt your ice any faster.

For Dry, Powdery Snow: Shovel or sweep snow immediately to avoid using deicer.
For Wet, Heavy Snow: Apply deicer product as soon as snow begins falling in order to prevent it from bonding.
For Sleet & Freezing Rain: Apply deicer product early on during these 
conditions to prevent ice from building up.
For Significant Snowfall: When more than two inches of snow falls, plow or shovel first and then use a deicing product to melt any underlying layers of ice that have built up due to packed down snow.

Most importantly use safe methods for shoveling especially when managing heavy wet snow.

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Sanitation collection reminder

Collection is scheduled by day but not necessarily by time. Routes can change for many reasons; which can alter the time of day that your items are collected.

Trash and recycling trucks start collection at 7:00 am and continue until the routes are complete. Even if your materials are normally picked up at a certain time of day, it’s important that all items be at the curb by 7:00 am, the day of collection. Don’t get missed! 

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City Offices Closed for the upcoming holidays

January 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday 

April 19, 2019 - Good Friday

No delay in sanitation collection, crews working Monday thru Friday.

Earth Day Event - May 4, 2019
Mark your calendars...we will be celebrating Earth Day
a little later than normal this year.
Due to the Easter holiday, our annual Earth Day recycling event will be held Saturday May 4, 2019.

More details to come.

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