Chadron Public Works consist of Water / Sewer, Street Department, Parks / Cemetery, Swimming Pool, Community Development and Street Department.
Water / Sewer Department - The Chadron Water Department maintains a quality water system, with continous monitoring of the water system to provide safe drinking water for the City of Chadron.
Street Department - Chadron City Street Department maintains all the streets within the City limits. Their list of responsibilities includes snow removal and sanding during the winter months to patching, painting, and sign maintenance. The City Street department also provides the DIAL Truck for residental assistance with clean up of their property.
Parks / Cemetery - Chadron parks and cemetery crews maintain 76 acres of park and cemtery land for public use, including 4 ball field complexes, a soccer field, 5 parks, and Greenwood Cemetery.
Chadron Municipal Swimming Pool - Includes a baby wading pool and a 225 person capacity pool for summer fun. Red Cross certified swimming lessons are provided by swimming pool staff throughout the summer.
Community Development - Includes planning, building, and zoning requirements for the city and two mile zone.
Have you tested your home for water leaks?
Water leaks are costly
Slow drips of water can add up quickly. A toilet that “keeps running” after you flush or a sink that drips after it is turned off can waste thousands of gallons of water a year and add thousands of dollars to you water bill. If the drip is hot water, you are paying for wasted energy too. Fix leaks as soon as you find them. They won’t go away on their own.
Its just a small leak, right?
Even small, slow dripping leaks add up. Check out the Water Wiser Drip Calculator to find out how much water that "little" drip is really wasting.
Checking for Water Leaks
The best method for determining whether a leak exists to take actual water meter readings. This method checks the entire internal plumbing system for water leaks. Take a water meter reading just before gong to bed or when no one will use any water for several hours. Take another meter reading in the morning before any water is used or after a few hours of non use. In theory, the two readings should be the same. If they are not and you cannot account for the use by a humidifier, ice cube maker, toilet flush, or water softener; you have a leak, and further investigation is recommended.
Down the drain...
From our experience, 90% of the leaks in residential plumbing systems are found at the toilet tank. Malfunctioning water softeners and humidifiers run a distant second and third. We encourage you to check for a leak. Toilets leak at the bottom of the tank around the flapper plug or at the top of the tank at the overflow tube. To test the flapper plug, carefully remove the lid from the toilet tank and mark the water level in the toilet tank with a pencil. Shut off the water supply to the toilet. If the water remains on the mark you made for 10 minutes, the flapper plug is not leaking. If the water level drops below the mark you made, the flapper plug is leaking and should be repaired or replaced. The water level in the toilet tank should be at least 1 inch below the top of the overflow tube. If the water level in the tank is at the top of the overflow tube, that is where the leak may be occurring, and the float that controls the water level in the tank should be adjusted so that the water level in the tank is at least 1 inch below the top of the tube. Toilet tank leaks typically result from worn parts or misalignment of some part of the flushing mechanism. Most repairs can be done by an experienced “do-it-yourselfer”. If you are not sure you can handle the job, call a plumber. It is important to stop the leak.
This article reprinted from Outflow, Vol. 24, No. 4, April 1998.
A publication of the American Water Works Assosiation
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