Drinking Water Maintenance Begins Feb. 26
I f you are sensitive to changes in water taste, you might want to take a break from the family faucet from Feb. 26 through March 26. It's time for the North Texas Municipal Water District's (NTMWD) annual water system maintenance. Over this 28-day period, the District is optimizing the quality of our drinking water and reducing the amount of hydrant flushing necessary during the warm weather months. According to Denise Hickey, NTMWD water resource program and public education manager, "It is critical to maintain the right conditions inside our pipelines. Flushing the system with chlorine in late winter is an important part of maintaining water quality and preparing for the warmer, higher-use summer months ahead." 

As a NTMWD member city, we purchase our water from the District. Rest assured, we also test and monitor our system regularly to ensure the water is safe to drink. If water disinfection levels drop, hydrant flushing moves out older water and draws in fresher water to improve the water quality.

Drink up, the tap water is safe. Just be aware you may notice a stronger taste or smell of chlorine during this time. For more detailed information, read the NTMWD's water system maintenance fact sheet.

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Awaken Your Inner Athlete this Spring Sports Season
You don't have to be an all-star athlete to enjoy sports. The spring season opens today for slow-pitch softball, flag football, kickball, pickleball and short-field soccer.

Beyond our City programs, Plano's athletic fields serve more than a dozen organizations - from Plano Sports Authority to the Dallas Cricket League. In fact, more than 2 million people participated in or attended sports games, tournaments and other athletic-related events in Plano last year! These events do wonders for our local economy by attracting participants and their families to Plano businesses, hotels and restaurants. Read the Parks and Recreation blog to learn more about our fields and how organizations can rent them.

Watch the Envision Oak Point Presentation
The Envision Oak Point Joint Work Session between Plano City Council and the Planning & Zoning Commission video, Power Point and comments are now available online.

City Council Meetings are the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings are the first and third Mondays of the month. All  agendas and minutes are posted online.  Watch the meetings live on Spectrum  Channel 16, Frontier FiOS Channel 30 and 31, or anytime at planotv.org.
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Attend State of the City Thursday
The State of the City address is Thursday, Feb.15 at Plano Courtyard Theater. The lobby opens at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. sharp. Get details.

Kick Off the Rowlett Creek Master Plan
The kick-off meeting for the Rowlett Creek Master Plan is Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m., at Oak Point Park Nature & Retreat Center. Learn more.

Take a Plano Fire-Rescue Survey
Help Plano Fire-Rescue gain valuable feedback about the services they provide. Please take this nine-question survey.

Need Tax Help?
Free Tax Help (provided by AARP volunteers) is available at Haggard, Parr, Schimelpfenig and Harrington libraries through April 16. See the schedule.
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