Utilities Inc.: Pump repaired, no spill
Yachtsman resident Colleen O’Connell contacted the Lake Wylie Pilot after seeing Utilities Inc. trucks. She had read about several sewage spills in Tega Cay by Tega Cay Water Service, a subsidiary of Utilities Inc. Carolina Water Service, which serves Lake Wylie and parts of Steele Creek, also is a subsidiary of Utilities Inc.
“These trucks have been cycling every three hours for probably four days now,” O’Connell said. “It’s the same Utilities Inc. we have.”
Tom Oakley with Utilities Inc. said Thursday morning there was an incident but not a sewage spill.
“There has been no spill,” he said. “We had a catastrophic pump failure at a lift station in our Queens Harbor/Yachtsman system, and have been pumping and hauling from the lift station to prevent a spill.”
Oakley said the issue has been almost entirely resolved and reiterated Lake Wylie wasn’t affected.
“A new pump arrives today and we are having the second pump repaired, which will take care of the situation,” he said. “Again, no spill.”
Citizens Police Academy applications accepted
The academy will meet for 11 classes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, March 3 to May 12, ending with formal graduation May 19.
The Citizens’ Police Academy will introduce participants to functions of the York County Sheriff’s Office and will feature instruction by staff. The goal, in addition to providing an overview of the Sheriff’s Office, is to create partnerships with York County residents.
Class is open to adults, 18 and older, and is free.
Applications, due Jan. 31, are available at the York County Sheriff’s Office and online at yorkcountysheriff.com.
For more information, call 803-628-7634.
Learn about upcoming Habitat trip
All interested individuals 16 and older are welcome; an adult must accompany teens younger than 18. Habitat Guatemala is a tithe partner of HFHYC.
Participants will construct a Habitat home, view the local community on a cultural day and have the opportunity to engage with the partner family.
The orientation is mandatory for participation on the trip and space is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conservation board candidates sought
Conservation districts were created in 1937 by federal and state law for the purpose of managing natural resources. The idea is that local residents can best protect and conserve the natural resources in their communities. They also are an educational resource for the local schools and community groups on environmental issues. Each district is managed by a five-member board.
Commissioners tasks include planning and directing a conservation program, assigning priority to resource concerns and serving as a community clearinghouse for information and services on natural resource issues. Regular monthly board meetings are held for setting priorities and planning. Conservation Districts partner with federal and state agencies to provide technical and financial assistance to landowners.
Potential candidates may call 803-684-3137, ext. 101, or email Barbara.email@example.com.
HIV/AIDS Day Feb. 8
The event will have free food, door prizes, entertainment, an free health screenings and free HIV testing.
Catawba Care, 500 Lakeshore Pkwy., offers free, rapid HIV testing and free STD testing 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. No appointments necessary.
For more information, call 803-909-6363 or visit catawbacare.org.
Give blood, feed neighbors
Since 2009, CBCC has been able to contribute 182,534 pounds of food.
For more information, visit carolinadonor.org.
Gallery accepting artist’s submissions
The council is looking for artists interested in presenting their work in the Dalton Gallery, a professional gallery appropriated for the exhibition of experienced artists and community projects. The gallery is a 1,800-square-foot space, illuminated by adjustable track lighting.
Each year the Arts Council presents eight exhibits. For more information, call 803-328-2787 or visit yorkcountyarts.org.
Free trees offered
Residents of South Carolina can get 10 free flowering trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation this month. New members will receive two Sargent crabapple, three American redbuds, two Washington hawthorns, three white flowering dogwoods.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Feb.1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch tall trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free.
Members also receive a subscription to the foundation’s bimonthly publication, Arbor Day, and The Tree Book, which includes information about tree planting and care.
To become a member, send a $10 contribution to Ten Free Flowering Trees, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by Jan. 31. South Carolina residents also may join online at arborday.org/january.
Shoe donations accepted
Call 704-309-1549 for more information.
CAAC seeks volunteers
Volunteers will be responsible for loading pallets and large boxes of food into a 26-foot truck and then offloading the merchandise into the CAAC warehouse.
Volunteers work in teams of three to select the food, and an additional team of four assist with offloading.
Volunteers must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds, able to drive and maneuver a large truck and forklift is a plus, but not required.
CAAC is located at 1130 S.C. 55 E. Food donations can be dropped off at CAAC 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday.
For more information or to obtain a volunteer application packet, call 803-222-4837.
In addition, CCA Inc. administers employment, license for Certified Nursing Assistance, books, supplies, GED, childcare and youth leadership programs. Qualification is based on total gross household income during the past 30 days.
For more information, call 803-329-5196 or call 211.
Meal delivery volunteers needed
For information, go to www.yccoa.com.
Animal shelter seeks volunteers
Volunteers must be 18 or older, and orientation and training are required. For information, call 803-628-3190 or visit the shelter at 713 Justice Blvd.