Daily Archives: January 15, 2010

“Rockwall’s Got Talent” show semi-finals, finals tonight, tomorrow

The Rockwall Community Playhouse will present over 30 talented singers, musicians and more at their production of “Rockwall’s Got Talent,” tonight and tomorrow night at 7 pm at Utley Middle School, next to the RISD football stadium.

The grand prize winner will receive $1,000. Second place will receive $500 and third, $250.

Tickets are just $10 each and everyone admitted will be able to vote for their favorite entertainer, according to a spokeman for the Playhouse.

The event is a fundraiser to help RCP build a larger theatre to accommodate more people out near the Rockwall airport.

Winter algal bloom affecting Rockwall water taste, odor

A winter algal bloom is affecting the taste and odor of Rockwall’s water supply but the water remains safe for use with no health risks.

According to a statement issued by the North Texas Municipal Water District, “a winter algal bloom is occurring in Lavon Lake.”

“Taste and odor changes in treated drinking water caused by blooms may be detected by our consumers who are more sensitive to these changes. The taste and odor is a palatability issue only. The palatability change that results from a naturally occurring algal bloom does not alter the quality of the water provided to the cities and the communities served by NTMWD.”

“The water supply remains safe for use with no health risks created by these events.”

Now that we have a water filter on our Whirlpool refrigerator, neither the taste nor odor of Rockwall water has been affected. If you don’t like the musty or dirty taste or odor of the water, I’d recommend you purchase a water filter, as well, or even just a Brita pitcher to keep in your refrigerator.

Bottled water is another good alternative, until the algal bloom ends.