We never know the worth of water ‘til the well is dry.
To Live Green You’ve Got to Save the Blue in Kill Devil Hills
Through public education and involvement the Town of Kill Devil Hills is committed to reducing the demand for water. Being responsible stewards of this vital natural resource will be communicated to students of all ages, from pre-school thru adulthood, in a variety of programs, hands-on demonstrations, contests, and partnerships with other agencies including the Dare County Extension Office Master Gardeners and the Dare County Soil & Water Conservation Office, Using existing publications, Monumental News and the Town Crier, the Town will reach out to citizens and out of town property owners and employees to inform them about water saving programs and tips, and will invite them to participate in water conservation activities at the Town Hall. By working with the Dare County Schools the Town will help teachers find and implement innovative ways to encourage involvment in ecological issues by the youngest members of our society.
New publications will be developed to assist homeowners and businesses with water leak detection and water loss control by Public Services Department personnel. Brochures will be created and distributed to inform people about water savings measures and the ecological benefits of conservation on our unique Outer Banks geographical area. The Water Quality Monitoring Program, in place for more than ten years, will be taken to civic groups and local high schools environmental clubs to explain results and make recommendations on the steps inviduals can take to protect our surface and ground water resources.
Outreach workshops will be conducted each spring by Kill Devil Hills' Buildings and Grounds Division, sometimes in conjunction with other agencies, to provide opportunities for people to learn resourceful ways to save water, maximize water use on lawns, flowers and vegetables, and techniques that will help property owners work within the confines of existing landscape features such as low areas to successfully grow plants to filter and cleanse stormwater before it enters the ground.
Kill Devil Hills' website has been modified to offer more information on environmental issues, including water use and management, conservation, rules/regulations, recycling, and green construction with links that takes site visitors to even more green awareness information.
The Town of Kill Devil Hills is strongly committed to improving our unique Outer Banks environment and believes that by taking even the smallest of steps we can make a difference. Please support us in our efforts by learning about the small steps you can take to Live Green and Save the Blue in Kill Devil Hills.