Archives March 18, 2013

Who do I call for water related questions or problems?

Posted on : March 18, 2013 Updated on : March 19, 2013 in: FAQ .

In the Paradise area please call:

Columbia Valley Water District #19 - Office: 360-599-1699 

Emergency problems  (after regular office hours) Pagers: 360-714-3558 or 360-714-3733

In the Peaceful Valley area please call:

Whatcom County Water District #13 - Office: 360-599-1801

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Whatcom Transportation Authority

Posted on : March 18, 2013 Updated on : March 18, 2013 in: Tips .

Please call: 360-676-RIDE 

Bus Schedules  -  for further information....  Please go to:http://www.ridewta.com/main.php

Think of every WTA bus as a safe haven and your direct link to local emergency services.  WTA drivers are in your neighborhood every day to pick up passengers, and they are on the lookout for people in distress or any suspicious activity.

As the brochure "We're Watching Out For You" is copyrighted ...   

Ask your driver about the brochure "How Does SafeWatch Work?"

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Online Shopping

Posted on : March 18, 2013 Updated on : March 18, 2013 in: Tips .

Conduct your on-line shopping safely by following these tips:

  • Shop with known, reputable firms.
  • Confirm names, phone numbers and addresses so you have another way to contact the company should something go wrong.
  • Provide personal information sparingly. Online vendors DO NOT NEED your Social Security number or driver's license number.
  •  Only use secure servers. Look for an unbroken key or padlock as the bottom of the browser window and a URL that begins with https, not just http.
  •  Make sure you understand all shipping charges, taxes and delivery dates.
  •  Schedule deliveries when you can be home, arrange for deliveries ...

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Who do I call to remove used appliances?

Posted on : March 18, 2013 Updated on : March 18, 2013 in: FAQ .

Appliance Depot .. please call: 360-527-2646
Appliance Depot (Formerly - Re-Use Works) is a nonprofit training business. The company will continue to take in unwanted appliances and try to refurbish them before selling them back to the community.

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Home Security Systems

Posted on : March 18, 2013 Updated on : March 18, 2013 in: Tips .

A home security system adds 5.6% to a home's value.

A home security system not only adds value to your home but gives you peace of mind that your home is being monitored.

While there has been much written about the lack of responce from law enforcement in this area because of the many false alarms - "alarms still are a definite deterrant".

It is recommended that alarm systems be  "audible" with loud outside or inside radiating sound and not the silent type whose signal just goes  to the alarm company.

Some alarms come with emergency buttons in case ...

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Lock Crime Out of Your Home...Part #4...Indoor and Outdoor Lighting

Posted on : March 18, 2013 Updated on : March 18, 2013 in: Tips .

Lighting is one of the most cost-effective deterrents to burglary.

Indoor lighting gives the impression that a home is occupied.  If you are going to be away from your home, consider using automatic timers to switch interior lights on and off at preset times.

Outdoor lighting can eliminate hiding places.  Install exterior lighting near porches, rear and side doorways, garage doors, and all other points of entry.  Entryways to your home always should be well lighted.  Place lights out of reach from the ground so the bulbs cannot be removed or broken.  Aim some lights away from the house so ...

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Lock Crime Out of Your Home...Part #3...Locks

Posted on : March 18, 2013 Updated on : March 18, 2013 in: Tips .

Strong, reliable locks are essential to effective home security.

Always keep doors and windows locked--even a five- minute trip to the store is long enough for a burglar to enter your home.

Use quality keyed knobs as well as deadbolts--deadbolts can withstand the twisting, turning, prying, and pounding that regular keyed knobs can't.

When choosing a deadbolt, look for such features as a bolt that extends at least one inch when in the locked positon, to resist ramming and kicking; hardened steel inserts to prevent the bolt from being sawed off, and a reinforced strike plate with extra ...

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Lock Crime Out of Your Home...Part #2...Windows

Posted on : March 18, 2013 Updated on : March 18, 2013 in: Tips .

Effective home security starts with properly installed and locked windows.

Most standard double-hung windows have thumb-turn locks between the two window panels.  Don't rely on these--they can be pried open or easily reached through a broken pane.  Instead, install keyed locking devices to prevent the window from being raised from the outside, but make sure everyone in the house knows where to find the keys in case of an emergencySome jurisdictions have restrictions on this type of lock--check with your local law enforcement before you install them.

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Has my stolen property been recovered?

Posted on : March 18, 2013 Updated on : June 30, 2013 in: FAQ .

If you think the Sheriff's department might have recovered your stolen property you can call the Sheriff's records division at 360-676-6652.
Explain to them what you want and they will try to assist you.

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Lock Crime Out of Your Home...Part #1...Doors

Posted on : March 18, 2013 Updated on : March 18, 2013 in: Tips .

Effective home security starts with properly installed and locked doors.

Exterior Doors:

All exterior doors should be either metal or solid wood.

For added security, use strong door hinges on the inside of the door, with non-removable or hidden pins.  Every entry door should be well-lighted and have a wide angle door viewer so you can see who is outside  without opening  the door.

Sliding Glass Doors:

Sliding glass doors can offer easy entry into your home.  To improve security on existing sliding glass doors, you can install keyed locking devices that secure the door to the frame; adjust the ...

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