City crews flush water through hydrants
Daytona Beach crews will continue to rigorously flush the water distribution system by systematically opening valves and hydrants throughout the city. The operation, which will release about 2 million gallons of potable water, is done routinely to maintain water quality following a disinfectant conversion period.

Flushing will continue on week days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through next week.

Crews will start in the western portion of the city and progress eastward toward the beach. No more than two hydrants will be opened in an area at one time, and crews will remain with the hydrants while they are flushing to carefully monitor flows, pressures and amounts of water in the roadways.

In an effort to protect lawns, diffusers will be used to redirect water and reduce any ground disturbance. It is safe for water customers to use water throughout the flushing process.

Utilities staff will be available to field calls from customers. Their number is 386-671-8815.

Beach and river clean up event
Volunteers are needed to remove trash and debris from Volusia beaches and waterways on September 20 from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. There are many starting points throughout the County from Oak Hill to Ormond Beach.

Daytona Beach’s check-in point for beach cleanup is Sunsplash Park, 611 S. Atlantic Avenue, and Daytona Beach City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Avenue for clean up in the Halifax River.

Volunteers are encouraged to bring used plastic shopping bags and garden gloves.

Last year 1,775 volunteers cleaned 8,315 pounds of trash off 83 miles of the coastlines. A special memento will be given to all preregistered participants.

For more information about the cleanup call Volusia County’s Environmental Management Office at 386-238-4716.

White Tent Bazaar
The Daytona Deliverance Church of God will be sponsoring a “White Tent Bazaar” on Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the church grounds, 601 George W. Engram Blvd. There will be food, clothes and household items for sale at this fund raising event.

Flagler NAACP meeting
The Flagler County NAACP will hold a membership meeting Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 North U.S. 1, Palm Coast. The election process will be discussed, in addition to Flagler County Sheriff James Manfre’s discussion on the hiring practice of his department and the recent shooting in Espanola. For further details, contact the NAACP at 386-446-7822.

Estate planning
A Lunch n’ Lecture on “Estate planning – When a will is not enough” will be held Sept. 24 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Palm Coast Community Center, 305 Palm Coast Parkway NE. The workshop is free however pre-registration is required by 11 a.m. Sept. 22. Sign up at For more information call 386-986-2323.

Free Friday-night concerts planned at Funk Fest
In line with its mission to support local artists, Funky Trunk Treasures in Downtown DeLand is inviting music lovers to enjoy local talent at its free  “Funk Fest” concerts on Friday nights from 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. beginning September 26 at 222 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.



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