The City of Claremore asks its business and industry partners to join its efforts in preventing stormwater pollution and stay in compliance with laws and local ordinances. To aid in this effort the City has created a Conservation Resources Poral with helpful information for commercial hazardous waste disposal.
These resources include the State issued construction and industry permits for businesses regarding stormwater compliance.
To support these efforts, the City of Claremore also performs business inspections and educates the public on methods to prevent pollution. The Conversation Resource Portal contains examples of inspection forms and best management practice examples used by organizations to prevent pollution for entering the stormwater and sanitary sewer system. We encourage all local businesses to utilized the inspection example sheets to perform regular self-evaluations.
Recycling and properly disposing of chemicals are not the only ways you can help protect our environment and water supply. Responsible land and lawn care are also important practices to reduce impact on our water quality.
Below are a few easy steps you can implement today.
Eliminate or reduce the use of chemicals on your land.
Put leaves, grass and sticks in a compost pile. As a reminder, it is against local ordinance to blow leaves and grass into the street or storm drain.
Create a rain garden or pollinator garden.
Use native plants and grasses in landscaping to reduce the need for maintenance and water.
Check out the Conservation Resource Portal for more helpful tips.
Energy Efficient Claremore was created as a resource to provide residents with tips and conservation methods to aid in conserving energy and lowering costs this summer.
Below you will find some tips and tricks geared at helping residents to save energy and keep costs down when the weather is warm and you are trying to keep your home cool.
Why are prices estimated to increase?
A recent report released by the Energy Information Administration predicted that home energy costs will rise because of supply chain issues, higher fuel prices and increased demand.
Below are a few easy measures to help practice simple energy conservation and reduce heating bills over the winter months:
Install window coverings to prevent heat gain through your windows during the day.
Set your thermostat at a temperature you find comfortable. The smaller the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall cooling cost.
Keep your house warmer than normal when you are away, and lower the thermostat setting when you return home.
Avoid setting your thermostat at a cooler setting than normal when you first turn on your air conditioner.
Turn off ceiling fans when you leave the room. Remember that fans cool people, not rooms, by creating a wind chill effect.
When you shower or take a bath, use the bathroom fan to remove heat and humidity from your home.
Make sure bathroom and kitchen fans are vented to the outside.
Schedule regular maintenance for your cooling equipment.
Avoid placing lamps or TV sets near your room air-conditioning thermostat. The thermostat senses heat from these appliances, which can cause the air conditioner to run longer than necessary.
Vacuum your air intake vents regularly to remove any dust buildup.
Ensure that furniture and other objects are not blocking the airflow through your registers.
Seal cracks and openings to prevent warm air from leaking into your home.
Add caulk or weatherstripping to seal air leaks around doors and windows.
For more helpful information on how to efficiently cool your home this summer and other energy conservation tips, visit our partners at GRDA.