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Aging Sewer Line Blamed For Foul Stench In Atwater Village
August 14, 2013, 7:59 pm
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CBS Los Angeles

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ATWATER VILLAGE (CBSLA.com) — Something is rotten in Atwater Village – and now city officials are hoping to clean it up.

CBS2’s Art Barron reports the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation has come up with a plan to control fumes and odors from venting out of the local sewer system along Glenfeliz Boulevard.

The estimated $700,000 solution will target over 100 homes between Los Feliz and Glendale boulevards affected by the smell, which officials believe comes from an aging sewer line that lets odors waft into homes through rooftop vents.

Barry Berggren, Wastewater Collections Division Manager with the Bureau of Sanitation, said the affected homes are connected to the original four-foot-in-diameter sewer line that was built in 1929.

“As the population increases and there’s more flow in the sewer, there’s less space for the air that’s naturally occuring in the sewer, and it comes out,”…

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‘Flushable’ Wipes Clog Ocean City’s Sewer System
August 14, 2013, 7:58 pm
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CBS Baltimore

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The growing use of flushable wipes is causing headaches for the people who run Ocean City’s sewer system.

The Daily Times reports that the toilet paper substitutes are advertised as safe for toilets, but they can cause problems in the rest of the sewer system.

While toilet paper is designed to fully dissolve within minutes, some brands of wipes don’t break down even after hours. That means they can cause sewer clogs, backups and overflows. The buildup of such debris can even clog the sewer system’s pumping stations.

Now several times every week, Ocean City workers have to rake out baskets full of flushed wipes to keep some pumping stations flowing.

City officials say they plan to continue updating the system with shredder pumps to accommodate people using wipes.
Information from: The Daily Times of Salisbury, Md., http://www.delmarvanow.com/

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press…

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What Inspections Should Buyers Be Doing in Today’s Market?
August 14, 2013, 7:43 pm
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The real estate market is moving at the speed of light right now in the Triangle especially in Cary. Such activity is leading to buyers to have to make quick decisions on whether or not the make an offer on a home. This makes the inspection process even more important. In the past it has been common practice for a buyer to only hire a home inspector to inspect the home and then with their agents help submit a repair request based on the findings of that one report. While new construction is flourishing in West Cary there are still a large percentage of “older” home, ones built in the late 80’s early 90’s, that are being bought and a sold everyday. As a buyer, you should take full advantage of the inspection period and the ability to try to negotiate seller paid repairs. A basic home inspection can…

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Keeping Your Kitchen Clean and Safe at All Times
August 14, 2013, 7:43 pm
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Cindy Daniel Real Estate

Keeping Your Kitchen Clean and Safe at All Times

The kitchen is the busiest room inside a house.  It’s where we prepare all of our meals, where kids tend to hang out after school, where families gather for quality time, and where guests always seem to collect during entertaining.

With all of these busy activities inside the kitchen, it is truly a challenge to keep the room clean and tidy at all times.  Not doing so creates an unsafe, dirty, and unorganized kitchen that can lead to bacteria build up.  It can also develop an unpleasant smell and appearance, which then makes it very uninviting.

Here are a few tricks for how you can maintain cleanliness in your kitchen at all times:

  • Practice the rule of “clean as you go.”  After using your kitchen tools, clean them and put them back in their proper places. Do not let them pile up in the sink or on the counter, as…

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How have these drought conditions effect
August 6, 2013, 11:02 pm
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How have these drought conditions effected your yard?