Rain Barrel Workshop

The Town of Bridgewater is partnering with the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District to offer a Rain Barrel Workshop. This event will take place at Sandy Bottom Shelter on Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Learn how to install and maintain rain barrels and all the positive effects owning a rain... Continue Reading →

Sewage Collection and Treatment

Before you let the headline run you off, take note that multiple people asked us to write a short sewer primer.  And even though we wanted to write about baseball (now that our non-disclosure agreement with Minor League Baseball has expired) we decided to dedicate today’s column to sewage. Specifically, we’re speaking of that oxymoron... Continue Reading →

Annual Water Report

By now, most Town residents will have received our annual water report, known officially as the "Consumer Confidence Report." We're not going to try to spin it as the most interesting read you'll receive in the mail, because it's not. But, in many ways, it's one of the more important publications we print. It's important... Continue Reading →

Pet Waste Stations

In February, we wrote about different grants that the Town applies for each year. Some grants are big - like the one we used to build Phase 1 of Riverwalk. But other grants are smaller, but nonetheless are still quite important. Case in point, we received a $3,415 grant from the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund... Continue Reading →

Recycling Superstar!

Meet 9-year old Alex Wheelbarger.  He comes with his grandparents, Donnie & Jane Fulk, every Wednesday to the Sandy Bottom Recycle Center to drop off recycling.  Alex has visited our recycle center over 40 times! How do we know? Because he has earned all three recycler t-shirts and was the first to earn a spot... Continue Reading →

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 →

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