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Emergency Preparedness
Posted: Apr 19, 2017 3:16pm

Tax-Free Holiday Weekend for Purchasing Emergency Supplies April 22-24

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SHOWERING You With Conservation Tips
Posted: Mar 29, 2017 6:06pm

Did you know that 17% of the water you use indoors is from your shower?

In an effort to help you save money and water, here are a few suggestions on how to conserve water in your bathroom.

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Texas Friendly and Drought-Tolerant Landscaping
Posted: Mar 3, 2017 5:16pm

March 20th is the first day of Spring, a time of the year when your focus turns to foliage and flowers. However, when you live in Texas, you also realize that it won’t be long before you are dealing with drought-like weather conditions and the brutal Texas heat. So, if you are dreading the idea of holding that garden hose over your thirsty tropical plants this summer, we have some drought-tolerant plant suggestions that will help you save time, water and money.

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FREEZE WARNING:

Houston’s weather is often-times unpredictable. Don’t let this year’s winter weather catch you unprepared. To prevent the inconvenience and expense of frozen pipes, take the following steps to help minimize future problems.


  • Never leave a garden hose attached to the faucet of your home in freezing weather. Disconnect and drain all hoses from all outside faucets.
  • Winterize Irrigation System (see diagram below)
  • Insulate backflow devices and outside faucets with newspaper, rags, foam or other insulating material. Cover them with plastic and secure with string, wire or duct tape.
  • Cover foundation vents with foam blocks or cardboard
  • Insulate hot and cold pipes in unheated areas, such as the garage, crawlspace or attic
  • Locate your main shutoff valve to your home and make sure you show household members how to turn off water to the house in case of emergency
winterizing your sprinkler system