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Treyburn Photo Club

Interested in photography? Did you know that a group of photographers have formed a photo club here in Durham? The club meets on the second Monday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Duke Gardens. The purpose of the club is to share photographic knowledge and information. Whether you have zero photography experience or have many years of experience, the club has members like you.

Anyone interested in attending or wanting more information about the club, please contact Rick Fisher at 919-599-5585 (

Treyburn Photo Club

Treyburn Walking Club has a goal of participating in the "Start Walk" for the American Heart Association this September? A community walking group could be a great way to meet other Treyburn friends, improve our own heart health, and help others.

Send your comments, ideas, or suggestions to Juliana Fisher at

Odd-Even Watering Schedule
The City of Durham has adopted requirements to help make our community a more sustainable place to live. These watering requirements are consistent with irrigation schedules in most of our neighboring communities. Landscape irrigation makes up a large portion of our consumption, particularly during the warmer months of the year. In fact, irrigation during summer months can increase demand on the treatment plants between 20 and 40 percent. By improving the efficiency of our irrigation practices, we can reduce consumption, save money, and preserve this precious resource. The most significant aspect of the new requirements is a specific irrigation schedule. The outdoor irrigation schedule applies to all spray irrigation systems and allows customers to irrigate according to the following schedule:

  • Odd-numbered addresses may water once on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and
    Saturdays either before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
  • Even-numbered addresses may water once on Sundays, Wednesdays, and
    Fridays either before 10 a.m. or after 6 p.m.
  • No watering may occur between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on allowed watering days.
  • No customers are permitted to water on Mondays.
  • Temporary licenses will be allowed to establish new landscapes.
  • Hand-watering and drip irrigations systems are not restricted.

The ordinance also requires that new irrigation systems be equipped with properly operating rain or soil moisture sensors in appropriate locations to prevent irrigation during rain events or when there is sufficient moisture in the ground for plant health and survival. Existing automated irrigation systems must be retrofitted with moisture or rain sensors by November 30, 2009. The City has also adopted requirements to eliminate water waste. These rules prohibit excessive run-off as a result of irrigation, incorrectly positioned sprayheads, and allowing leaks to go unrepaired. Durham customers can help to conserve the existing supply and help ensure that wise water use becomes a part of everyday life by following the provisions of the ordinance.

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