Out & About with NTMWD Public Education & Outreach in February

Rotary Club Presentation: Defend your Drains

Rotary Club of Wylie East Fork invited Helen Dulac, Public Education Manager, to their meeting on February 9th to hear the Defend Your Drains message and the impact of flushables on our wastewater infrastructure. Disposable wipes do not break down like toilet paper and cause clogs in home pipes and sewer pipes. Along with a reminder to throw all wipes in the trash, each person received a Defend Your Drains kitchen kit to protect their plumbing from clog-causing fats, oils, and grease.

Virtual Tour for University of Texas at Arlington Environmental Science Students:

Public Education Manager Helen Dulac, led a virtual Wylie Water Treatment Plant tour to UTA Environmental Science students. They learned about the SCADA system, and all the work it takes to pump water and convey it to our Member Cities. The class continued the tour to see a full Lavon Lake, intake, mixing tanks, sedimentation basins, filters, and NOPS. If you would like to schedule a tour for an educational group, email us today: at publicrelations.info@ntmwd.com.

NTMWD Virtual Lunch and Learn Series March 6: Spring Into Backyard Composting – Turn Trash into Treasure 

Compost has so many benefits, it is almost magical. It retails moisture in the soil while improving the soil, increases plant growth and yield, and keeps waste out of our watershed and landfills. Get the tips you will need to make high-quality compost that will benefit your garden. Brad Voss, County Extension Agent for Horticulture with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Collin County, will discuss different composting methods you can start with now and share the perfect recipe to turn your organic trash into treasure. Register today!

Fix a Leak Week Virtual Workshop Series:

Save the date for our virtual Fix a Leak Workshop Series, March 21st and 23rd. Walk through common home plumbing issues and sources of water waste, then see how to fix them yourself. You don’t need a bunch of special tools or knowledge to fix minor plumbing problems inside and outside your own home. Register for the indoor leak workshop here. Then come back on March 23rd for the outdoor leak workshop.

No Water, No Whiskey! 

World Water Day is March 22nd. NTMWD and the cities of Frisco and McKinney will celebrate the day with water trivia at Herman Marshall Whiskey in downtown Wylie from 7-9 PM. Herman Marshall Whiskey plans to release a special cocktail to mark the occasion. Come with your coworkers or bring your friends and family to play for fun prizes. You can participate in a team of up to 5 people or as an individual. Preregistration is not required. Teams and individuals play on their cell phones and battle it out in categories such as Water Around the World and Poop Culture. For more information visit