October 19, 2018

Community Drop-Off Day Set for October 20

Community Drop-off Day-120The final Community Drop-Off Day of 2018 will be held on Saturday, October 20 from 8 a.m. to Noon behind Sunset Shopping Center near the Post Office. Vehicles must enter the driveway from Merganser Drive. [Read more…]

Update: Marina Dredging

Work on the Marina Dredging project continues to move forward in two segments: Pierce Island Levee Rehabilitation and Dredging Project. Following is an update on the timeline for this work based on the latest information received by the City.

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Wise Water Use Conservation Measures

Water-dropAs water supply reliability is a concern for all Californians, wise water use is strongly encouraged of all Suisun-Solano Water Authority customers though the recent drought emergency has ended. [Read more…]

Fat, Oil & Grease Don’t Belong Down the Drain

Stop the FOGHoliday cooking can generate lots of tasty food, and left over fats, oils and grease, particularly if you are brave enough to fry a turkey. Fats, oils and grease (or F.O.G.) poured down a drain into the sewer system can significantly reduce the capacity of your sewer laterals and form into large plugs in public sewer mains that cause real problems.

Place your cooled F.O.G. items into sealed containers this holiday and put them into the residual trash container collected by Republic Services. If you have a large quantity, like from the turkey fryer, contact Republic Services directly for information on how to recycle it.

For more information on F.O.G. and how to safeguard your sewer system this holiday, please go to our Sewer F.O.G. resource page.

Report Abandoned Shopping Carts

Abandoned-Shopping-CartAbandoned shopping carts contribute to blight within our community.

Help us keep our community clean by reporting abandoned shopping carts.

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Used Oil Filter Pick-up Service Info

oil filtersProperly bagged used oil filters will now be collected at curbside free of charge to residents thanks to the state used oil grant funds the City receives.

Free filter bags are available at local auto parts stores or by calling Solano Garbage at 707-437-8900.

Used motor oil also will be collected at curbside if a container issued by Solano Garbage is used.

For more information on recycling and waste disposal programs, go to the Public Works Recycling & Solid Waste page.

 

 

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Solano County Transportation Project Links

traffic conesWhile the City maintains streets and roadways within its boundaries, commuting residents are dependent on highways that are under Caltrans’ control. Improvements to those highways can be a significant concern, including Highway 12, Interstate 80 and Interstate 680.

Here are some quick links to access information about current and planned highway construction projects:

 

Urban Runoff Management Techniques

Creek and Marsh Watch

The cities of Fairfield, Suisun City and the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District have joined together to form Creek and Marsh Watch. These municipalities protect the local creeks and the Suisun Marsh.

The Suisun Marsh, just downstream from both Fairfield and Suisun City, is the largest contiguous brackish water marsh remaining on the West Coast. This enormous marsh is a critical part of the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary ecosystem, encompassing 116,000 acres of tidal wetlands, and 30,000 acres of bays and sloughs.

Suisun Marsh is a critical nursery for endangered Delta smelt as well as multitudes of other native and introduced species. The Suisun Marsh is also a major stop-over point each year for 1.5 million migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway.

You live in a Watershed

Watershed is a land area that drains rain and other water into a creek, marsh, lake or bay. Rain and irrigation from lawns and gardens wash pollutants off surfaces like streets, sidewalks and driveways into our storm drains and creeks and out to the Bay without any treatment. It often is contaminated by pollutants that can be toxic to fish, wildlife and people.

You may live miles away from the Bay and still be polluting its waters

Residents and small businesses are the leading causes of local stormwater pollution, and have become the primary threats to the Marsh and Bay. Pollutants that get into storm drains because of our daily choices and activities can end up in our local waterways. You may be polluting the Marsh and Bay without realizing it.

Pollution comes from everyday activities

Here are a few suggestions how you can help prevent stormwater pollution

  • Motor oil and auto fluids. If you change your own oil, recycle it, or take it to a household hazardous waste collection program.
  • Soap and dirt from washing cars in the driveway or street. Go to a commercial car wash, or wash cars on a lawn or dirt surface and empty your bucket of soapy water into a sink or toilet.
  • Antifreeze, oil, paint, or houshold cleaners. Rinse latex paint tools in a sink, not outdoors. Also, clean up toxic spills like motor oil, paint, and antifreeze with an absorbent material and dispose of soiled absorbent properly.
  • Dirt, leaves and lawn clippings that clog storm drains and choke creeks. Rake or sweep to clean up outside. Compost leaves and yard clippings, or recycle them.
  • Weed killers, fertilizers and pesticides that are washed off lawns. Use “green gardening methods such as conserving water, planting native plants, protecting the soil and reducing the use of toxic pesticides. Adjust your sprinklers or irrigation systems to prevent over watering.
  • Littering and grime that collects on parking lots and sidewalks. Use a broom, not a hose to clean up ouside. Use “green building” materials and practices, such as previous paving, for your next project.
  • Pet waste left on lawns, streets, in the gutter or on sidewalks. Pick it up and put it in a trash can.