Easter Egg Hunt (Rained Out - see New Date below)
Join us at Ayden's District Park on Jolly Road Saturday,April 4th for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Games and a coloring contest kicks off the event at 10 a.m., the egg hunt at 11:30 a.m., and relay races at noon. Prize eggs will be offered for each age group: 2 to 4 years old, 5 to 7 years old and 8 to 10 years old. Children must bring their own Easter baskets. All food plate proceeds will benefit the Ayden Police Department's Shop With a Cop program. If it rains, the event will be held on Saturday, April 4th. For more information, please contact Tommy Duncan at 481-5837.
Temporary Conversion to Chlorine
Beginning March 16 and continuing until April 20, the Town of Ayden will temporarily change the disinfectant used in the water treatment process from chloramines to chlorine during this four-week period.
Since March 2009, the Town of Ayden has used chloramines, a mixture of chlorine and ammonia, as the disinfectant in its water treatment process. Chloramines are an effective disinfectant and also reduce the level of by-products that are regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency. State drinking water guidelines recommend that water systems using chloramines periodically switch back to free chlorine (chlorine alone) for a minimum of four weeks. This brief, scheduled change in disinfectant is a standard water treatment practice to keep water mains clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria throughout the year.
During the temporary switch to free chlorine, customers may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water. The mild chlorine taste and smell is normal and poses no health risk. Most customers will not need to take any precautions as the water remains safe to drink and is treated according to both state and federal standards. People and businesses that normally take special precautions to remove chloramines from tap water, such as dialysis centers, medical facilities and aquatic pet owners, should continue to take the same precautions during the temporary switch from chloramines to free chlorine.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Kevin Cox, Ayden Water & Sewer Superintendent, at (252) 481-5828.
Town of Ayden Featured On National T.V.
The Town of Ayden is proud to announce that it has been featured on national television on The Discovery Channel. The Town appeared on Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw and is recognized as being "One of America's Best Small Communities to Raise a Family."
Ayden officials had previously been contacted by United States Media Television, Inc., a television show production company based in Florida, about being featured in a short documentary about the Town and its charming qualities. The segment featuring the Town appeared on the Discovery Channel on August 2, 2013 and will continue to appear throughout 15 major markets across the southeast and Atlantic of the United States.
Below is the segment featuring the Town of Ayden. It can be viewed via the Town's website or via YouTube. READ MORE >>