Sunday, July 3, 2022

Save Your Drains with the 2021 Holiday Grease Roundup!

Southlake’s Annual Holiday Grease Roundup is right around the corner. Learn more about how you can make a difference, protect your pipes and win a prize!

Join the City of Southlake Public Works in their 3rd annual Holiday Grease Roundup. Residents will have the opportunity to come and donate their used cooking oil and grease at the Public Works Operations Center located at 1950 East Continental Boulevard for the chance to win a prize.

A designated collection station will be available 24/7 from November 22 until January 10, where donations can be dropped off. Motor oil will not be accepted.

When fats, oils, and grease (commonly referred to as ‘FOG’) are washed down the drain, they have the potential to create significant blockages that can lead to overflows occurring in your home and even in your streets. These overflows can be extremely costly to both you and the community, while also causing harm to our environment. If you have leftover grease and oil from cooking this holiday season, be sure to recycle it during our Holiday Grease Roundup!

Check out this video for instructions on how to best collect your grease and oil and get it ready for recycling. Free collection containers will be available for pick-up at the collection station, too.

Participants who choose to complete the drop-off label available at the donation site will be automatically entered into a raffle for the chance to win an air fryer and an assortment of tools to help you keep your kitchen FOG-free! Only one entry per household will be given, regardless of the donation amount or quantity of donation. The raffle will be limited to Southlake residents. To learn more about the Holiday Grease Roundup initiative and ways you can protect your drains from FOG and other harmful materials, visit DefendYourDrainsNorthTexas.com. Other participating cities and drop-off locations are also available online. Additional questions regarding the Southlake drop-off location and the raffle can be directed to the Environmental Services Division at 817-748-8638.

2018 Drinking Water Quality Report in Homes Now

If you haven’t already received the 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report, it should be in your mailbox any day now.

The 2018 Drinking Water Quality Report gives you a detailed look at water quality in Southlake. The most important information you’ll find in the report is that drinking water in Southlake is safe.

This document is a technical tool the City uses to provide a summary of tests required by state and federal regulations. Some of the tests listed in the report show results for copper and lead levels, along with other regulated contaminants.

It’s important to note the test results show only trace amounts of contaminants measured in our water, well below the maximum levels established by the state.

Aside from providing test data the water report also details information about a number of topics you may not have thought about as having an impact on our water quality. Litter and polluted storm drains can have a negative impact on water quality in our streams, creeks and ponds. In addition to keeping our drinking water and stormwater clean, help keep wastewater-free of debris. Flushable wipes, cotton swabs and paint are some of the most common offenders flushed into the sewer system every day.

The report is a great one-stop-shop for your water quality questions. Find out how you can monitor your water consumption at home with the Eye on Water app, see when your lawn watering day is and find out how you can help protect your pipes.

Since its inception, the Water Quality Report continues to be a great source of information about Southlake’s water quality and the steps the City takes to maintain that quality. Download an extra copy of the report here.

Please let us know if you have any questions by contacting us at 817-748-8002.