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Irving Hospital District Neighborhood Association - Welcome
The Hospital District is one of the most conveniently located neighborhoods in Irving. As our name implies, we are close to a major hospital and with easy access to Highway 183, we have direct access to everything the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex has to offer. DFW Airport is a short drive down the highway; the marvelous Irving Arts Center is just up MacArthur Boulevard and the Irving City Hall, Irving Heritage District and Heritage Crossing Station are just minutes away.
The Irving Hospital District Neighborhood Associations mission is to preserve the unique nature of our community, and keep an ongoing dialogue with the city, other neighborhood associations and community groups, as well as each other to make a positive difference in our city. The IHDNA partners with the City of Irving to inform our residents of the issues regarding the city, environment, traffic, crime, neighborhood, and other community concerns. Most importantly, we gather together several times a year as family and friends to relax and enjoy our peaceful neighborhood with all those who have grown-up here or who have family living in the neighborhood.
Irving Hospital District Neighborhood Association - News and Information
Mosquito Trap Test Positive for West Nile in 75061 Area Code
West Nile virus (WNV) is a disease that is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on the blood from infected birds. The infected mosquitoes can then transmit WNV to humans and animals. West Nile disease can vary in severity. People 50 years of age and older have the highest risk of severe disease. Severe WNV infections can cause neurologic complications such as encephalitis. Milder symptoms include fever, headache and muscle aches.
County Health officials urge the public to take protective measures by utilizing the ‘4Ds’ to reduce the risk of West Nile virus:
- DEET: All Day, Every Day: Whenever you’re outside, use insect repellants that contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.
- DRESS: Wear long, loose and light-colored clothing outside.
- DRAIN: Remove all areas of standing water in and around your home.
- DUSK & DAWN: Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn hours when mosquitoes are most active.
Latest Neighborhood Newsletter
The April, May and June 2014 issue of the IHDNA Neighborhood Newsletter is now available for download. Read all that's new and even learn some of our history.
Water Restrictions Remains at Stage Three
Stage 3: Mandatory Irrigation Guidelines
Beginning Dec. 1, the City of Irving will implement Stage 3 water restrictions as part of the city’s drought contingency plan. The new restrictions allow Irving water customers to irrigate once per week on designated days according to the street number address and other guidelines.
- Residential watering:
- Even-numbered addresses may water on Saturday only
- Odd-numbered addresses may water on Sunday only
- Industrial, commercial and multifamily watering:
- Even-numbered addresses may water on Tuesday only
- Odd-numbered addresses may water on Wednesday only
- No irrigation may occur Monday, Thursday or Friday
- No watering between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on any day
Residents or businesses observed violating the Stage 3 irrigation restrictions are subject to a warning from Code Enforcement or Water Utilities. After the initial warning, offenders will receive a fine of up to $2,000. Cooperation with the restrictions will help ensure water is available for domestic use, sanitation and fire protection. For more information, visit www.cityofirving.org or call (972) 721-2281.
Residents are reminded to prepare for mosquito season this summer. To defend against the West Nile virus, remember to follow the “Four Ds.” They are:
- Dusk/Dawn – the times of day to stay indoors.
- Dress – wear long sleeves and long pants when outdoors during these times.
- DEET – an ingredient to look for when purchasing and using insect repellent.
- Drain – minimize outside standing water so it does not become a mosquito breeding site.
To report vector control issues, call (972) 721-3755..
iALERT Program Provides Local Emergency Alerts
iALERT emergency notification service allows residents to be informed if there is an emergency occurring in their area. iALERT communicates information to listed phone numbers. Residents also can provide additional ways to be contacted such as cellphones, business phones and email. The information entered is protected and will not be used for any other purposes. “iALERT is a program that allows us to notify the public on a large scale. It is an essential tool we use to keep our residents safe and informed,” said Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator Jason Carriere. When a callout is issued about a potential safety hazard or concern, messages will be sent to standard voice and text communication devices that have been registered, including landline phones, cellphones and email. The automated system will attempt to contact the database until a confirmation is received. The system is able to send messages to the entire database or select a certain area of the city based on the addresses in the system. To register for iALERT, click here. There is no cost for the service. Wireless phone and text charges, based on an individual’s rate plan, may apply. For more information, call (972) 721-2100