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Water Smart, Southlake

The Water Smart, Southlake newsletter provides helpful tips and advice on all things related to watering smart.  Every week, the newsletter explores topics relevant to responsible water use what you can do to save water and save money and what the City is doing to help you save money.  

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Oct 27

Cold weather is here, let's prepare! 10/27/2017

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 3:16 PM by Vicky Schiber

Hi Water Smart, Southlake Subscribers

With temperatures dipping into the low to mid-30s this weekend, we thought it was a good opportunity to remind homeowners to prepare for the cold weather season. Here are a few things you might want to check now before the real cold weather arrives. 

Pipes:
  • During cold weather, pipes may freeze, causing water leaks and damage to your home. Protect your home by opening the cabinets under kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow air from your home’s heater to warm the pipes under the sink.
  • Let faucets drip – moving water freezes more slowly than still water.
  • Insulate outdoor faucets and pipes with insulation or newspaper, and be sure to disconnect and drain hoses from outdoor spigots.
  • Winterize irrigation systems
Plants:
  • Protect plants from freezing by covering them with plant-cover fabric, or a light blanket with plastic sheeting on top of it.
  • Be sure to group plants that are in containers together, and near your home. Remember that soil in containers can get just as cold as the air temperature, and cause the roots to freeze, even if the above-surface leaves survive.
Again, we are not expecting extremely low temperatures this weekend, but we always want to help our residents be prepared. 

Earlier today, we inadvertently sent information from the spring; we apologize for that. 

We hope you enjoy your weekend.  

Oct 27

Spring is Here! Welcome to the New Save Southlake Water Blog!

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 10:52 AM by Hunter Harris

Welcome to the Save Southlake Water Newsletter


The City of Southlake is doing great things to promote water conservation this summer. We are excited to bring to you this weekly newsletter with advice on how much you should water your lawn, information about water conservation events going on around town, and more!

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Oct 03

Southlake Public Library Imagines a Day Without Water - 9/20/2016

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 3:49 PM by Vicky Schiber

The Southlake Public Library Imagines A Day Without Water

September 15th may have passed, but Southlake Water Utilities has gone one step further and will continue the Imagine A Day Without Water campaign for the rest of the month! The next highlight of our campaign series is the Southlake Public Library. After you read their story, tell us how you value water below!

W.I.S.E. Guys

Is it time to repair or replace that old, leaky sprinkler system? Sign up for a free W.I.S.E. Guys irrigation evaluation and a licensed irrigator will set up an appointment to recommend fixes or adjustments. You may even be eligible for a rebate of up to $200 on your water bill! 
Photo Contest

Showcase your photography skills! Send in your best photographs related to water and water conservation to the Bob Jones Nature Center. Photos can be submitted from now until November 11th, and winning photos will be displayed at the Nature Center and the library.
HOW TO ENTER
Xeriscaping

What are the benefits of xeriscaping? Lower water bills, disease-resistant plants, less maintenance, and a diverse landscape habitat are all easily attainable. Fall is the time to start thinking about how you want your landscape to look come spring. Start your planning now!
Weekly Watering Advice
This week's recommendation is for you to apply 0.25 inches of water to your lawn. Remember to water only on your designated days, between 6:00pm and 10:00am.  For more information on this, visit Water Is Awesome.