Friday May 1, 2015
The City of Napa’s most recent annual Drinking Water Quality Report has been posted in the Water Quality section of its web site, www.cityofnapa.org/water. The direct web address to access the document is www.cityofnapa.org/images/AQR.pdf. The 2014 report demonstrates that City water met all stringent State and Federal standards for contaminants. Additional report sections describe our source waters, the importance of protecting those sources, and specific water quality concerns some customers may have. For customers without computer access, paper reports are available at the Water Division, 1340 Clay Street, and at the Public Works counter, 1600 First Street. Paper copies will also be mailed upon request by calling 707-257-9521. This is the third year the City has used an electronic distribution method for the report, saving resources and ratepayer funds while still communicating to customers that their tap water is healthy and safe.
Monday April 13, 2015
Data released today by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) show the overall pavement quality on the Bay Area’s local streets and roads unchanged for the sixth consecutive year – but the City of Napa’s pavement quality has improved consistently over the last three years, thanks in large part to the City’s “10 miles a year” paving program for neighborhood streets launched in 2009.
Bay Area-wide, the average pavement condition index (PCI) score was 66 out of a maximum possible 100 points last year, as calculated on a three-year moving average basis. The City of Napa scored 64 for 2014, up from a score of 62 in 2013 and 60 in 2012. Streets scored from 60 to 69 are considered “fair” but this ranking also indicates that the asphalt shows serious wear and likely will require rehabilitation soon.
UPDATED Thursday May 21, 2015
Napa residents can now put food scraps and food-soiled paper in the brown compost cart along with yardwaste. NRWS/NCRWS customers have been provided with a kitchen compost pail for convenience in the kitchen, but food scraps and food-soiled paper can go directly into the brown cart. All food scraps, including meat and bones, dairy, bread, fruit and vegetables are accepted. Food-soiled paper, coffee cups, paper towels and napkins, and coffee grounds, filters and tea bags should also be included. Food scraps typically make up over 25% of what households throw away. When you add other compostable items such as paper napkins, coffee grounds and paper cups, it’s easy to see how composting will significantly reduce what we send to the landfill.
Friday March 6, 2015
On the second Thursday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon, Napa County Vet Connect is available for all veterans at no cost and with no appointment. Vet Connect provides local resources and services all in one location - benefits, housing, jobs, health care, education and more. Vet Connect is available at Napa County Health and Human Services, 2741 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, First Floor Conference Room, Napa. Vets should bring their DD214 if available.
UPDATED Friday April 3, 2015
The closure of a portion of McKinstry Street began Monday, March 30, for work related to the Flood Project's Oxbow Bypass. McKinstry Street is closed only in the section to be lowered by six feet to accommodate flood waters when needed, and all businesses on the north and south sides of the closure will remain open and accessible. There will be some truck traffic for off-hauling excavated material, and some impacts to parking. McKinstry Street is scheduled to reopen by mid May, and then Bypass Project is scheduled to be fully completed this summer.