Flood Awareness: Hurricane Season

Hurricane season in Virginia starts today, June 1, and runs through November 30. Now is the time to prepare! Know your risk, protect your property, and find out if you need flood insurance. Anywhere it can rain, it can flood. Communities particularly at risk include those in low-lying areas, near water, or downstream from a... Continue Reading →

Why Should I Get A Rain Barrel?

As we develop our land and increase the amount of paved surfaces and buildings (known as impervious cover), the water cycle is changed. Less rainfall and snow melt sinks into the ground and more water flows rapidly over the land and into our rivers. Stormwater runoff can lead to increased flooding, erosion and pollution and... Continue Reading →

Planting Trees & Shrubs 201

As the 2021 planting season begins, we thought it might be helpful for you to know a little bit more about regulations regarding planting trees and shrubs in your yard.  A zoning permit is only needed for Trees and shrubs planted within 12 feet of a Town street or alley;or trees planted within 8 feet... Continue Reading →

Flood Insurance Info

As we noted in Tuesday's buzz post, March 14-20 is Virginia Flood Awareness Week. Bridgewater is joining the statewide effort to inform residents about flood risk and flood insurance. Flooding is the most common and costly natural hazard in the United States. Anywhere it can rain, it can flood. We urge that residents not be... Continue Reading →

B-Green and Recycle!

Getting kids involved in recycling is a BIG goal at the Sandy Bottom Recycle Center. To encourage kids to recycle, we have a punch card system! The first completed card earns you a "Ben" T-shirt. A second completed card gets you a "Corey" T-shirt. A third completed card equals a "Daliyah" T-shirt. Your fourth and... Continue Reading →

Flood Awareness Week

March 14-20 is Virginia Flood Awareness Week. Here are three things you should know about flooding: Just one inch of water in an average-sized home can cause more than $25,000 in damage: In 2017, the average flood claim payment was more than $90,000.Flooding can happen anywhere, not just in high-risk areas: More than 25% of... Continue Reading →

Rain Barrel Workshop

The Town of Bridgewater and the Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District are hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on Saturday, May 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Sandy Bottom Shelter.  At the workshop, you’ll learn how to convert a heavy plastic pickle barrel into a functional rain barrel and how to... Continue Reading →

Glass Recycling

We have had lots of requests for glass recycling, and we are so happy to announce it's coming to SBRC! On March 3, the Sandy Bottom Recycle Center will begin collecting glass.  We will be able to collect all glass bottles and jars (clear, green, blue, and brown).  We plan to hang on to the... Continue Reading →

Sandy Bottom Recycling

If you've been to the recycling center in the past week, you probably noticed some changes. We opened the Sandy Bottom Recycling Center in the summer of 2020, and it has grown steadily ever since and we continue to try our best to improve it.  We love to see our citizens making good use of... Continue Reading →

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