In this Talk of the Trade, Brett Manning, VP of Operations for Silent-Aire discusses the advantages of manufacturing in Gilbert including the commitment to grow businesses and plethora of skilled trades and technical professionals.
Help a neighbor in need! Donations made to the Town’s Neighbor 2 Neighbor program are allocated to non-profits that assist in essential human services for families, children, and the elderly here in Gilbert. Take a look at this video and see how funds are utilized and how easy it is to donate.
To donate visit the Town of Gilbert web site.
Wisdom Natural Brands is known for its’ stevia SweetLeaf Sweetener. President Carol May shares the science behind the naturally sweet stevia plant and how her husband, Jim May brought it to the United States from Paraguay more than 25 years ago. The goal of Wisdom Natural Brands has always been the same, to create the best tasting products in the world. The company moved their headquarters to Gilbert in 2005 and has been expanding ever since. May discusses why choosing Gilbert as her corporate headquarters was a great decision and what’s next for Wisdom Natural Brand products.
The Town of Gilbert has officially declared March 17 through March 23, 2014 Fix a Leak Week. So, what can you do to save water (and money)? By fixing leaks of course!
Did you know that leaks can account for up to 14% of all water use? To be efficient with water use in your home, watch for these five common leaks:
- Toilet– A leaky toilet can silently waste thousands of gallons a month (we’ve seen it when we visit people’s homes through our residential audit program).
- Pool– Keep an eye on your automatic pool fill valve and the water level in your pool.
- Sprinklers– Look for “geysers” when your system runs, but don’t forget about the less obvious leaks, such as stuck on valves.
- Drip irrigation– A great water conservation tool… only if it’s not leaking! Watch for blown off emitters and cut tubing.
- Faucets and showerheads– A dripping faucet can easily waste 350 gallons of water in a month.
You know about the national EnergyStar program which labels energy-efficient appliances, but did you know there is also a national program for water-efficient products? WaterSense labeled devices and products make it easy to save water.
Cap off the week by joining us for a scenic run along the New River in Peoria at the One for Water 4-Miler and family festival on Saturday, March 22.
Got a water conservation question? Visit out our website or give us a call on our informational hotline at (480) 503-6098.
For this month’s On the Job video, Gilbert Digital goes behind-the-scenes at the Gilbert Traffic Operations Center. The Traffic Operations Center monitors Gilbert’s 180 traffic signals. The staff communicates with the traffic signals remotely, and makes adjustments to help Gilbert’s residents avoid traffic delays. The dedicated staff of the Traffic Operations Center monitors signals to keep drivers safe and on time.
For more information visit Gilbert Traffic Operations.
“Where’s our Water” is a 4th grade educational program run by the Town of Gilbert Water Conservation division. This program aligns with the Grade 4 Science Standard, Strands 2, 3, 4, and 6 for science education in Arizona. The 50 minute presentation integrates a lesson on the water cycle with a student-run scientific experiment to calculate water wasted from a leaking faucet. As a group, the class calculates the amount of water wasted from the simulated leaking faucet experiment. Students walk away wide-eyed when they see just how much water can be wasted from one leaking faucet!
To emphasize the importance of water in our lives, the Town of Gilbert offers this free education program for 4th grade classes in public, private, and charter schools within the Town (and sometimes outside of the Town, for instance in the Gilbert Public Schools). We ask students what behavioral changes they could make to save water and they often suggest taking shorter showers, turning off the water while brushing their teeth, and watching the use of the garden hose outdoors. They always have great ideas on how to conserve this precious resource. Also, because this activity incorporates math and science, students walk away with a better understanding of how these subjects apply to real life.
To schedule your 4th grade program, contact Haley Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this month’s On the Job video, Gilbert Digital goes behind-the-scenes with the Gilbert Public Works Sign Crew to see the start to finish process of making a street sign.