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Mar 04, 2020
City of Richardson-Water Distribution System

Hunter Stephens-Assistant Director of Public Services

The Utilities Division consist of water and wastewater operations responsible for all asset maintenance necessary to make the water distribution system and wastewater collection system function properly.

Water Operations crews are charged with the responsibility of maintenance and repair of the water distribution system.  This includes maintenance of larger water lines, valves, fire hydrants and individual smaller service lines to meters at all residences and day to day maintenance of 5 pump stations (25 total Service Pumps), 7 ground storage reservoirs, 7 elevated towers, 5 sewer and lift station and 6 valve vaults.

Sewer Collection System collects and transports wastewater from all customers to waste water treatment plants. The collection system provides a dependable source for wastewater disposal in adequate quantities to meet the needs of all residential, commercial and industrial users.  The duties for crews over this system include routine and emergency cleaning, line stoppage removals, sewer taps, manhole construction and clean-out installation. 

 

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Upcoming Events
State of the City Address | Richardson, TX
Bank of America Theatre Eisemann Center
Jan 29, 2020
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Games and Gala 2020
St. Paul Catholic Church Parish Center
Feb 29, 2020
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
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A message from D. Schieferstein
You Cannot Play the Piano with Clenched Fists
~ by D. R. “D” Schieferstein, Past President LRAA and Richardson East Rotary Club
 
My bride of 35 years is more talented than she realizes.  While she doesn’t sit at the piano as often as she once did, she always made me wish I had spent more time learning to play.  Whether I’m sitting with my eyes closed taking in the beautiful pieces she selects or whether I’m watching her hands glide across the keys, it is always an enjoyment for me.  There is something beautiful flowing from her hands and especially from her heart when she plays.
I could probably, with enough time, figure out which keys to strike in order to play one of the pieces she would play.  Trust me though, it would not sound the same.  You see, the music doesn’t come from just hitting the right keys at the right time, it comes from the heart.  It requires her to open her heart and hands, stretch across the octaves and be in the music.  It commands the willingness, discipline and devotion to practice, practice and practice even more.
Volunteering also requires us to open our hearts and hands first.  It too commands us to stretch across our community with willingness, discipline and devotion and be in the community.  Many may clench their fists with resentment, selfishness, egotism and greed; relying on our government, or someone else, to fix whatever issues need repairing.  Volunteering commands us to open our hearts and hands so we can reach out to others and help in our own way.
According to a national survey commissioned by United Health Group, volunteering is good for your health.  Of those surveyed, seventy-six percent said volunteering has made them feel healthier.  Seventy-eight percent said it lowered their stress level, ninety-four percent said their mood was improved and ninety-six percent said volunteering enriched their sense of purpose.
For some, just opening their wallet allows them to feel better.  However, I would challenge them to also unclench their fists, open their hearts, reach out and feel how great it is to help others.  There are myriad ways to get involved, locally or abroad.    
You cannot play the piano with a clenched fist and you cannot reach out with a helping hand with one either.
Santa's Village
Santa's Village is in Full Swing. Last weekend is coming up!
 
Many thanks to the Santa's Village team that made it look so nice this year!
 
 
 
 
Edge Awards

Richardson East Rotary Club had a great turnout at the Richardson Edge Awards. Karen Ellis got awarded with the Service Above Self award and Ken Schwartz with the Unsung Hero award.

Halloween at Richland Park

A number of Richardson East Rotary Club members supported Halloween at one of the neighborhoods devastated by the tornado. To see the great video from the event please follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/RichardsonEast/videos/2176968695933437/

This was such a wonderful event! Richardson East was glad to be able to support the Richland Park neighborhood & HOA!

Thanks to Leadership Richardson, Heights Baptist Church, Stonebriar Community Church, Richland Elementary and others who came out to volunteer, work the games, pass out candy, and uplifted this community, families, and kiddos on Halloween!

Volunteering at Network
On 10/30 a big group of Richardson East Rotarians came together to sort clothes at Network. The needs are extra high right now in the aftermath of the tornado and we did a little dent in the donations through sorting and hanging clothes and making them ready for customers.
 
 
 
 
Duties on 12/4/19
Greeters - Bruce McPherson, Hieu Huynh
Prayer & Pledge - Karen Ellis
Duties on 12/18/19
Greeters - Byron Johnson, Craig Overstreet
Prayer & Pledge - David Blanchard
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