If you want to avoid this in the spring, FALL is the time to make plans for having your sprinklers blown out.
Be sure, after you have had your sprinkler lines blown out, that you have the main valve reopened. This will allow any remaining water to drain from your system into the larger irrigation pipes to avoid it freezing and causing the the valve to break.
If not drained from the valve, come spring you could find you have your own personal geyser, which is usually the cause of our irrigation water being turned off several times in the spring... to allow a homeowner to have the valve repaired.
Be considerate of your neighbors and have your irrigation system blown out and properly shut down for the winter.
Neighbors, looking out for Neighbors- If you have something you would like to share about our neighborhood contact: Leslie at 208-890-0931
The company that provides trash collection services for the City of Meridian, have indicated that their preference is for trash cans to be placed in the gutter.
So the answer is that trash cans are to be placed in the gutter on collection day, and remember after the trash is collected the cans need to be removed from the street an placed behind a fence or out of sight.
Keep in mind for the first week or two there may be issues will valves that require repair. So the water may be turned off intermittently to allow for repairs
Neighborhood Garage/Yard Sale
Next Garage Sale September 14th, 2019
All are invited to an Ice Cream social in the Champion Park on Friday September 14th at 7:00 PM.
Researchers are looking at how dialing up and down the brightness, color and richness of household lighting can help regulate our circadian rhythms, the body changes that occur in response to light cues each day.
In the living room: Where people gather to watch TV or play games, a whiter light is best. Turning off electronic devices and switching to a softer, warmer color of yellow or orange two hours before bed will encourage sleep.
The kitchen: The quality of light for cooking is a major consideration. Lights with high-color rendering help colors pop and bring out details of meat, vegetables and other ingredients. It helps the food look good.
Bathroom: A color-rendering index, or CRI, over 90 is desirable for applying makeup or shaving. We need more light to see as we age, so a dimmable light allows people to adjust the lighting.
Adult bedrooms: Dimmable lights with a warmer glow are ideal to minimize the disruption of melatonin, the hormone that makes us sleepy. It is produced when the lighting dims.
Hallways: Ultralow and warm lighting helps people navigate halls and stairs without affecting their night vision.
For more information check out this Wall Street Journal Article How to Bring the Sun Indoors
Not to mention, you can achieve as much as a 90% energy savings over incandescent bulbs and 50% to 70% over CFL (flouresent) bulbs. The LED bulbs also last longer, anywhere from 5 to 50 times longer. See this Comparison Chart
Summarized from an article in the Wall Street Journal.
Settlers Irrigation, who provides water to our pond will discontinue the flow tomorrow. But with our ground water access we will continue to fill the pond until the 19th. So keep your plants and lawns happy for another week.
The U.S. Department of Justice reports that 16.6 million adults were victimized by ID theft in 2012 and many incidents go unreported.
You can keep you accounts safe with these tips:
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