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By order of the Mayor of the City of Washington:

After consultation with the Fire Chief and the Chief of Police the Mayor hereby bans open burning in the City of Washington for the next 30 days.

Open burning is being suspended in an effort to make sure essential emergency response resources are available when needed during the COVID-19 crisis. The burn ban coincides with Governor Pritzker's Executive Orders in Response to COVID-19, aimed at further protecting public health and safety.

Washington Fire Chief Traver says banning open burning eliminates the potential for fires to get out of control and reduces calls for nuisance or unauthorized burning - which permits staff to be available for other critical incident needs. Traver says firefighters work closely together on-scene and when traveling to and from incident locations. He says the suspension of open burning also helps protect firefighters from infection by the coronavirus by limiting their exposure to potentially infected persons. Traver says the preventative approach to limiting open burning is important so that firefighters can continue making medical calls during this continuing health crisis.

Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with COVID-19. Eliminating open burning during the next 30 days will reduce the impact on those higher risk residents.

Please watch the City of Washington's Website and Facebook Page to keep updated on this issue.
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By order of the Mayor of the City of Washington:
 
After consultation with the Fire Chief and the Chief of Police the Mayor hereby bans open burning in the City of Washington for the next 30 days. 
 
Open burning is being suspended in an effort to make sure essential emergency response resources are available when needed during the COVID-19 crisis.  The burn ban coincides with Governor Pritzker’s Executive Orders in Response to COVID-19, aimed at further protecting public health and safety. 

Washington Fire Chief Traver says banning open burning eliminates the potential for fires to get out of control and reduces calls for nuisance or unauthorized burning - which permits staff to be available for other critical incident needs. Traver says firefighters work closely together on-scene and when traveling to and from incident locations. He says the suspension of open burning also helps protect firefighters from infection by the coronavirus by limiting their exposure to potentially infected persons. Traver says the preventative approach to limiting open burning is important so that firefighters can continue making medical calls during this continuing health crisis.  

Older people, and people with other medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), may be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with COVID-19.  Eliminating open burning during the next 30 days will reduce the impact on those higher risk residents.
 
Please watch the City of Washington’s Website and Facebook Page to keep updated on this issue.

 

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Does this include recreational fires contained by fire rings? #pleasedontbanthesmores

Can we wish/request no lawn cutting... cut grass makes my allergies go bonkers.

Hoping Eureka follows as a cloud of smoke all over yesterday

Jeff Joos

Can you tell me if you can still have recreational fires

Thank you!!

Thank you!!

My lungs thanks you!!!

🖕

Open burning should be eliminated all together! It’s hard on us asthma patience.

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Next week, the City of Washington Water Department employees will be performing the annual spring fire hydrant and water main flushing, weather permitting, beginning April 6th through April 24th.

It is necessary to flush all fire hydrants in the City for several reasons:
To ensure that hydrants are in good working condition.
To flush out sediment and rust deposits that accumulate in the water system.
To evaluate water pressure and flow throughout the City.
You may notice some temporary discoloration of the water and pressure surging while hydrant flushing is taking place in your area. Don't be alarmed. The discoloration is caused by iron particles that have been dislodged from the water mains.

We recommend that you avoid washing clothes while hydrants are being flushed in your area, as discolored water may leave stains on your clothes. If your water is colored, run cold water for a few minutes to clear the lines. We suggest using the tub or outside faucet as debris may get trapped in the faucet and washer screens.

We regret the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
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Next week, the City of Washington Water Department employees will be performing the annual spring fire hydrant and water main flushing, weather permitting, beginning April 6th through April 24th. 

It is necessary to flush all fire hydrants in the City for several reasons: 
To ensure that hydrants are in good working condition. 
To flush out sediment and rust deposits that accumulate in the water system. 
To evaluate water pressure and flow throughout the City.
You may notice some temporary discoloration of the water and pressure surging while hydrant flushing is taking place in your area. Don’t be alarmed. The discoloration is caused by iron particles that have been dislodged from the water mains. 

We recommend that you avoid washing clothes while hydrants are being flushed in your area, as discolored water may leave stains on your clothes. If your water is colored, run cold water for a few minutes to clear the lines. We suggest using the tub or outside faucet as debris may get trapped in the faucet and washer screens. 

We regret the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

 

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So will they be fixing the leak on the hydrant on our property then as well?

Luke C. Ballengee

Should be exciting if you take into account our situation now Can’t wait to watch lol

FOR TUESDAY PICK UP RESIDENTS ONLY - see the latest message from PDC. IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR CITY OF WASHINGTON RESIDENTS THAT ARE PDC TUESDAY PICK UP This applies to this week ONLY.
City of Washington, Illinois
*If you viewing on your phone, please click the photo and zoom in to see the exact service area.

Any additional questions, please contact washington@pdcarea.com or 674-5176
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FOR TUESDAY PICK UP RESIDENTS ONLY - see the latest message from PDC.

 

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Give them a break ass hole. Are tou able to accomidate 1000s of houses for something immediately? No. A smug on the flyer, they reached out and apologized and said your address works too. You cant expect everything to be perfect right away. Its new. Also washington Is personalizing the cans its not like other customers of theirs. They have to make them. Be patient ass hat. And your not being charged for the cart just the service wich is still being collected with or wih out a cart. So how does that justify a price break? IT DOESNT!

I think we should give them a proper chance. I had them Years ago and they were great. Definitely not as picky as waste management had been where my daughter lives in Bristol park. She had a flower arrangement in her garbage once and they refused her garbage pick up. She also owned her dumpster can and they took it. This will be cheaper in the long run. I say give them a chance. Thank God they’ll be here to pick up garbage in these tough times!!! There are a lot bigger things to worry about. Be safe!

Given the fact that this contract was approved last minute an PDC was not prepared the residents deserve a discounted first bill. Bad mailer, no trash bins, and not enough dumpsters is a predictor of the service that we are getting for 7 years? No one answering phones with the bad mailer. This is a complete customer service failure !

Darin Stewart

Thank you!!!

First day of PDC picking up our garbage! Just want to say Great Job! Praying the drivers stay well and safe especially during this very crucial time!

Another cluster courtesy of the mayor.

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Please see the latest announcement below and attached from PDC. I encourage all PDC customers to like and monitor their Facebook page for more information and updates.

m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1444304335749786&id=257897604390471
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Please see the latest announcement  below and attached from PDC. I encourage all PDC customers to like and monitor their Facebook page for more information and updates.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1444304335749786&id=257897604390471

 

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So the recommended solution is to create health hazards on our driveways instead? I can think of a couple better ones...How about emptying the dumpsters more often or a special pick up day for all affected. Most working from home so even more trash being created than normal.

What happened to emptied DAILY??? I liked someone’s recommendation to drop off at city hall. It is their responsibility to partner with PDC THEIR chosen provider to protect our community from the hazards of excessive waste. Poor planning on both sides clearly. Now time to make it right. I keep seeing PDC apologizing and thanking people for patience. Those are just words and don’t fix the situation. Take action PDC and COW.

First day of PDC picking up our garbage! Just want to say Great Job! Praying the drivers stay well and safe especially during this very crucial time!

There is no "understanding." This is unacceptable! Trails Edge residents were promised dumpster service, rather waiting TWO weeks for pickup, and instead of adding another dumpster to help prevent overflow, you are simply taking away the dumpsters?? WRONG solution! Will our bills be discounted for the week of no service?

People took advantage of it so they took it away from everyone. Not surprised.🤷‍♀️

I called yesterday, was put on hold. Left a message to receive a call back and guess what??... no phone call back..

What about a collection point for glass

Will there be a junk day this year?

Dan we have been for years he’s goes by the name mayor

Maybe we can store the garbage at city hall?

Well that didn’t last long 🤦🏻

This entire situation is ridiculous 😞

Squeaky wheels, as they say...! PDC just now announced that they are picking up this Saturday. :) :) :) m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1444484052398481&id=257897604390471

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Postcards to pick out your cart size will be arriving soon. Check out this quick video from our own Washington resident, Eric Shangraw, from PDC regarding separating your trash and recycling. ... See moreSee less

 

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Trails Edge subdivision is stuck with NO TRASH PICKUP for 2 weeks bcz of the way the transition was scheduled. 😝 PDC provided us 2 dumpsters in the park for ONE DAY before they were removed bcz of overflow, and no new dumpsters are coming. MOST of us will have garbage piling up! City of Washington, Illinois, FIX THIS! 😠

Does this effect "sunnyland" between briargate and summit?

This camera has exactly 16 pixels.

I cannot hear this or really see it! Eric Shangraw

Thanks for sharing this.

Is it supposed to have sound? I’ve turned both devices to high and can’t hear anything and so fuzzy it’s hard to see.

They’ll be at my house tomorrow. Wish I knew what he was saying. Now I have to get up before 6AM to get the trash out.

No sound and fuzzy picture!!!

I think he's showing us how to social distance the garbage from the recycle.

Was this shot with a flip phone?

What model of potato was this filmed with?

I have no sound... flip phone?!! Ha!

Don't want or need.

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