In an effort to protect our aquifers, conserve water resources, and control our peak hour water demand, the City of Dexter is continuing to enforce outdoor watering restrictions. Due to the dry conditions, water usage has increased significantly. Typical daily usage in the winter is between 250,000 and 350,000 gallons of water per day; on Monday, June 27, 2016 the usage reached over 900,000 gallons. Optimal summer usage for the water system is around 700,000 gallons per day.
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Dog waste must be collected and disposed of in a trash can. The City has provided trash receptacles and dog waste disposal units throughout town. Dog waste is not suitable for recycle, compost or storm drains. Not collecting dog waste or intentionally throwing into a City storm drain is an ordinance violation. (City Ordinance Sec. 10-37)
Trash cans, recyclables, and compost bags should be placed out at the street no earlier than 5 pm on Thursday. All materials need to be out at the curb by 7 am Friday morning. (City Ordinance Sec. 38-74)
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM SATURDAY
2 TO 5 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE
* Snow and rain this afternoon will become all snow this evening then will begin accumulating around sunset.
* Snow accumulations of 2 to 5 inches with the heaviest towards the Ohio border.
* Snow will taper off shortly after midnight.
* Roadways may become covered and slippery.
* Snow will be wet and heavy.
* Travel may be adversely impacted due to poor visibility.
WCSO EMERGENCY SERVICES
A skunk in the Dexter area (zip code 48130) has tested positive for rabies. This is the first rabid skunk in Washtenaw County since 2012 when there was a small outbreak of skunk rabies. The recent rabid skunk was killed by a dog and then submitted for testing. The dog was not up-to-date on rabies vaccine and will need to be vaccinated and monitored.
The Home Toxics Reduction Program provides Washtenaw County residents with a free disposal option for flammable, poisonous, toxic and corrosive materials. Collection events are held the first 3 Saturdays of the month, April through November, from 9 am to noon. The collection center is located at the Western Washtenaw County Service Center at 705 N. Zeeb.
The Parks & Recreation Commission is seeking one new member. The Parks & Recreation Commission meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm and is a 7 member commission that is responsible for making recommendations to City Council on the planning and development of City parks.