Posted on: August 10, 2017

Composting Saves Money, Enriches Soil

Hands holding compost.

Each year, nearly 4 million tons of yard trimmings -  leaves, grass, tree limbs, weeds and other organic debris - are thrown away in Texas. In addition, Texans spend more than $300 million each year disposing of yard trimmings and billions more i...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Call 811 Three Days Before You Dig

Atmos 811 Day - Call before you dig - group planting a tree in a field.

Calling 811 Reduces Risk of Damaged Utility Lines by 99 Percent

Did you know that, before beginning any project requiring digging, a person is required by law to call 811 three days prior to have all buried utility lines located and marked? Atmos Energy wa...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Aug. 19 is National Honeybee Day

Aug. 20 is National Honeybee Day

Keep the honeybee in mind and plant native and adapted plants that will attract these special insects. Some common plants that will attract bees in North Texas are coral honeysuckle, purple coneflower, Texas lantana, butterfly weed, pink evening primrose ...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Residents Reminded to Use Curbside Recycling

Blue bags and flattened cardboard placed near curb for recycling pickup.

Recycling has never been easier or more convenient than it is today. Residents have two options for disposing of their renewable materials: curbside recycling or drop-off recycling at Hunter Ferrell Municipal Solid Waste Landfill. According to Irving Soli...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Irving’s 2016 Water Quality Report Available Online

City of Irving Water Quality Report

In accordance with Congress’ 1996 amendment to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), the City of Irving Water Utilities Department, and other community systems, must provide customers with an annual report on drinking water quality. Each year, the Texas Com...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

City Takes Leadership Position With “Green” Initiatives

West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Photo: West Irving Library's large solar array helps it meet its"net-zero" designation.

Irving continues to embrace environmental stewardship and promote conservation. Notable actions help it remain a leader in North Texas:

  • The West Irvin...
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