Friday, February 20, 2015

2015 Sanford Block Party

Help clean up and beautify the section of North Steele Street from First Baptist Church to the Lee County Arts and Community Center.

This year's Sanford Block Party will be coordinated by the City's Housing Task Force with the help of lead sponsor First Presbyterian Church.

View this map to get better acquainted with the area.

• • • WHO CAN HELP • • •

Anyone is welcome to come volunteer, whether as an individual or with a group. Click here to RSVP or share the event with your friends on Facebook.

• • • HOW TO HELP • • •

Homes along this stretch need basic repairs and landscaping, such as painting, mowing, raking, and landscaping.

We ask that volunteers bring their own tools if they can, including rakes, shovels, painting tools, lawn mowers, weed eaters, gloves, etc.


This project requires repair and landscaping tools and materials, as well as food, beverages, and entertainment for those who volunteer.

Each year, the community and local businesses step up to help out.

Contact Karen Kennedy at 919-777-1113 or if you would like to make a donation.


For general questions or more information, contact Karen Kennedy at 919-777-1113 or

Friday, February 6, 2015

Annual Water Treatment Process Change During March

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The City of Sanford normally uses a combination of ammonia and chlorine to disinfect its drinking water. However, the N.C. Department of Environment & Natural Resources requires us to stop using ammonia for 30 days to help maintain our high quality of water.

This notice is to let you know we will stop adding ammonia to your water on Sunday, March 1, 2015 and resume adding ammonia to the disinfection process on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Additionally, we will flush the water mains throughout our system during this time to remove sediment in the water lines and refresh the entire distribution system.

During the changes in our disinfection process and flushing of the system, you may notice a chlorine odor and/or discoloration to your water. Your water, however, will still be safe for drinking, bathing, and other daily uses. While there are no associated health risks with the odor or discoloration, you may want to limit certain activities (such as washing clothes) during this time.

If you notice discoloration at the tap, allowing the water to run for 5 to 10 minutes should clear up the problem. Also, if you have aquatic pets, you may want to consult your local pet store to ask how this may affect your pet’s habitat.

Customers with concerns or questions should contact the water treatment facility at (919) 777-1803. Additional information about the City’s highly regulated water treatment process is available on the City’s website.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Duke Power Plans Tree Trimming For February

Duke Energy Progress will be in Sanford next month to trim trees around power lines in downtown Sanford and surrounding commercial and residential areas.

The trimming will begin February 2 if weather permits. Targeted areas include:
  • Downtown Sanford business and historic districts;
  • W.B. Wicker Business Campus area; and
  • Hawkins Avenue.
[View a map of areas to be trimmed.]

Duke will be responsible for removing all downed limbs and other debris from the trimming process.

For more information about the trimming or to report issues, contact the City of Sanford’s Public Works Service Center at 919-775-8247.