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Conserve this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time of celebrating and gathering with friends and family over food.  It is also a time to remain conscientious of water use. Following are a few tips to make your time enjoyable and use only the water you need.  

  • Add a little extra flavor by substituting chicken or vegetable broth for water in your holiday recipes.
  • Wash vegetables and fruits in a container or filled sink, rather than under running water.
  • Defrost frozen foods in the refrigerator.
  • Be sure to drain grease in an enclosed container rather than pour it down the drain or using the garbage disposal.
  • Use your dishwasher only for full loads. If washing by hand, fill the sink to rinse rather than running water continuously.
  • Soak your pots and pans and enjoy your guests.  It’ll make clean-up a breeze later.

Winter Tips

As the cold temperatures drop, make sure you take steps to avoid frozen pipes at your home.  Just a few simple steps of prevention can save tons in repair expenses.

  • Insulate outside pipes or faucets. 
  • Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses.
  • Seal off access doors, air vents and cracks to protect exposed water pipes.
  • Know where to shut off your water. This can quickly help minimize damage should a break happen.

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Fort Worth has year-round watering restrictions which include a no more than twice a week irrigation schedule. Please report water waste online or use the MyFtWorth app for smartphones. Questions? See Frequently Asked Questions.

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