News to Use Podcast<br />May 5, 2010<br />
Topics<br />May 5, 2010:<br />Discharge pool water.<br />Tim Harmon 5K Run/Walk.<br />Bike to Work Day.<br />“Your Communi...
Discharge Pool Water<br />Improperly discharged pool water:<br />Often results in fish kills.<br />Harms aquatic plantsand...
Discharge Pool Water<br />Pool water is oxygen-deficient:<br />Discharging directly into a stream or storm drain may resul...
Discharge Pool Water<br />Be careful discharging pool water:<br />Rapidly discharged water can cause erosion of the stream...
Discharge Pool Water<br />Prior to discharging swimming pool water:<br />De-chlorinate the water; let it stand untreated f...
Discharge Pool Water<br />Prior to discharging swimming pool water:<br />Know where the discharged water will flow so it d...
Discharge Pool Water<br />Prior to discharging swimming pool water:<br />Discharge the water over a grassy area to slow it...
Discharge Pool Water<br />Stormwater Planning Division703-324-5500. <br />Commercial swimming pool operators should contac...
Tim Harmon 5k Run/Walk<br />Saturday, June 26, 8:30 a.m.<br />Sponsored by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Boa...
Bike to Work Day<br />Friday, May 21<br />9 Fairfax County pit stops.<br />Local bike shops will provide free bicycle tune...
“Your Community, Your Call”<br />Thursday, May 13, at 7 p.m.:<br />Live, call-in Channel 16 TV program.<br />For homeowner...
Additional Information<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/getfairfa...
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Learn the proper way to discharge pool water before the swimming season, the annual Tim Harmon 5K Run/Walk, Bike to Work Day and the upcoming “Your Community, Your Call” television program.

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News to Use Podcast: May 5, 2010

  1. 1. News to Use Podcast<br />May 5, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />May 5, 2010:<br />Discharge pool water.<br />Tim Harmon 5K Run/Walk.<br />Bike to Work Day.<br />“Your Community, Your Call.”<br />
  3. 3. Discharge Pool Water<br />Improperly discharged pool water:<br />Often results in fish kills.<br />Harms aquatic plantsand animals.<br />Causes stream bankerosion and floodingof personal property. <br />
  4. 4. Discharge Pool Water<br />Pool water is oxygen-deficient:<br />Discharging directly into a stream or storm drain may result in dead fish and the loss of aquatic insects that inhabit the stream system.  <br />
  5. 5. Discharge Pool Water<br />Be careful discharging pool water:<br />Rapidly discharged water can cause erosion of the stream bed and banks, especially in smaller receiving streams.  <br />
  6. 6. Discharge Pool Water<br />Prior to discharging swimming pool water:<br />De-chlorinate the water; let it stand untreated for at least seven days. <br />Ensure that the pH of the pool water is close to the pH of the receiving stream. (usually close to pH 7, but should be tested first) <br />Remove excess sediment and leaves.<br />
  7. 7. Discharge Pool Water<br />Prior to discharging swimming pool water:<br />Know where the discharged water will flow so it doesn’t flood your basement or affect your neighbors’ property <br />Discharge the water soit does not directly entera storm drain or a stream. <br />
  8. 8. Discharge Pool Water<br />Prior to discharging swimming pool water:<br />Discharge the water over a grassy area to slow it down and aerate it <br />Discharge the water at a slow rate (over 24 hours is best) so it does not erode stream banks downstream of the pool.<br />
  9. 9. Discharge Pool Water<br />Stormwater Planning Division703-324-5500. <br />Commercial swimming pool operators should contact the Fairfax County Health Department at 703-246-2300.<br />
  10. 10. Tim Harmon 5k Run/Walk<br />Saturday, June 26, 8:30 a.m.<br />Sponsored by the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board Alcohol and Drug Services.<br />Registrations received by June 11 are $20; June 12 to race day, $25.<br />www.timharmon5k.org703-934-8756 <br />
  11. 11. Bike to Work Day<br />Friday, May 21<br />9 Fairfax County pit stops.<br />Local bike shops will provide free bicycle tune-ups.<br />Register online at www.waba.org.<br />Department of Transportation,703-877-5600.<br />
  12. 12. “Your Community, Your Call”<br />Thursday, May 13, at 7 p.m.:<br />Live, call-in Channel 16 TV program.<br />For homeowner and condominium association directors, managers and members.<br />Call 703-818-1445 duringthe show with questions.<br />
  13. 13. Additional Information<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/getfairfax<br />703-FAIRFAX (324-7329). <br />

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