Tag: Environment

Solar Co-op: Affordable Options for Rooftop Panels or Vehicle Chargers

The 4th Rockville Solar Co-op presents an opportunity to harness solar to power your home or business or electricity to charge up your vehicle.

Community members interested in installing solar panels on their home or business, or an electric vehicle charger, can take advantage of group pricing, rebates and tax credits, and receive guidance throughout the process. Participants sign independent contracts with the rooftop solar system installer, but band together with other co-op participants to negotiate a volume discount and reduce the total cost of installation. Leasing options, with no upfront costs, add to the affordability of solar rooftop panels, which pay for themselves in energy savings over time.

Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/solarhomes to learn more.

City Continues to Provide Safe, Reliable Drinking Water

Rockville’s drinking water continues to earn high marks for safety and reliability, even as the city’s water treatment plant balances safety measures for staff and the city’s water infrastructure in the face of the COVID-19 emergency, the city’s Department of Public Works said in the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report.

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Extra Trash and Recycling?

We know more time at home can mean more trash and recyclables. But there’s no need for an extra trash cart.

If you have more bags of trash than usual, place them next to your cart by 6 a.m. on your collection day and city crews will collect them. If you have extra recyclables, please don’t put them in plastic bags, which could get tangled in recycling equipment. Instead, place them in any 32-gallon can with handles and we will pick them up.

Learn more about Rockville’s recycling and trash collection, including what can and can’t be recycled, at www.rockvillemd.gov/recycling-trash, call 240-314-8568, or email recyclingrefuse@rockvillemd.gov.

Rockville Supports Paris Climate Accord

Mayor and Council Back Goals Seeking to Counter Climate Change

The Mayor and Council on June 19 unanimously adopted a resolution supporting the Paris climate accord and reinforcing the city’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing Rockville’s resilience to climate change.

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Environmental Awards Honor Green Building, Sustainability and Volunteerism

The Mayor and Council on May 15 honored a church congregation, a local business and two city programs with Environmental Excellence Awards recognizing their contributions to Rockville’s environmental health and sustainability.

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