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Winter Watering Schedule

November 2, 2015 

As of Nov. 1, watering lawns with sprinklers is limited to one day a week. Customers may choose which day of the week they water, based on need. Grass goes dormant during the winter months and rarely requires additional watering.

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Tree Power Free Tree Giveaway

October 16, 2015 
The Tree Power Free Tree program teams Garland Power & Light with the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department to provide a free tree for Garland residents in an effort to conserve energy and beautify the community.
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Fall Trash Bash

September 25, 2015 

Mark your calendar for the annual Fall Trash Bash, scheduled from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. After the cleanup, enjoy a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic at Granger Recreation Center.

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Lower Power Cost for GP&L Customers

September 16, 2015 

Garland Power & Light customers will pay less for electricity starting Oct. 1, 2015. With residential customers using an annual average of 1300 kWh per month, consumers will see monthly bills decrease on average from $140.04 to $130.29, for a savings of $9.75 per month or $117 per year.

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Register for the H2O 5K

August 14, 2015 

The City of Garland is proud to offer the H2O 5K race at this year’s Healthy Living Expo on Saturday, Sept. 19. The 5K is sponsored by the City of Garland Water and Stormwater Management departments to help educate the public about water conservation and pollution.

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Trash-Off Postponed

April 8, 2015 

Organizers of Saturday's Trash Off have postponed their event due to weather-related conditions. A new date will be announced soon.

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Garland's GREAT Homes Project Earns National Award

January 21, 2015 

The partnership between the City of Garland’s GREAT Homes Program and Green Extreme Homes has earned the Audrey Nelson Community Development Award from the National Community Development Association. The award was presented in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 23, 2015.

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Lawn Watering Update

November 4, 2014 
Garland extends once a week watering through the end of November. Water customers may continue to water their lawns with sprinklers on their designated garbage pickup day.
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Garland Home Recevies Housing Innovation Award

October 23, 2014 
Garland is home to a national role model for energy efficiency. A 1953 home in Garland’s English Estates neighborhood is the first to be recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home program as a high performance certified retrofit.
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Look for New Activities at Healthy Living Expo 2014

September 26, 2014 
If you’re looking for tips for a healthy, safe and efficient lifestyle, mark your calendar for Garland’s annual Healthy Living Expo! This year's Expo includes several new features, such as the Stop & Learn sessions, which will be presented at various exhibitor booths throughout the event. The event is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.
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Healthy Living Expo 2014: Healthy You Activities

September 18, 2014 
Flu shots, health screenings and much more are available at Garland’s annual Healthy Living Expo. “Healthy You” exhibitors will offer a variety of free health screenings, including vision, hearing, bone density, blood pressure, cholesterol and more.
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Weekly Lawn Watering Resumes

August 29, 2014 
Effective Sept. 1, Garland Water Utilities customers will be allowed to water their lawns with sprinklers or irrigation systems one day a week through the end of October. Customers will be allowed to water their lawn on their designated garbage collection day.
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Lawn Watering Restrictions Continue

July 24, 2014 
Due to limited water supplies, the City of Garland is operating under Stage 3 watering restrictions. Irrigation of landscapes with hose-end sprinklers or automatic irrigation systems will be limited to one day every other week based on your Recycling Schedule.
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Trout Lily Tour

February 3, 2014 
The Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest will host the Annual Trout Lily Tour on Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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Storm Debris Collection Update

December 19, 2013 
Due to the damage to trees and vegetation caused by the recent winter storm, Environmental Waste Services will not be able to pick up all the tree limbs and other excessive brush on the regular collection schedule.
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Beware of Utility Scams

November 22, 2013 
Garland residents have made the City aware of numerous utility bill payment scams in our community. These scams are similar to many being reported nationwide.
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Healthy Living Expo 2013

August 2, 2013 
If you’re looking for tips for a healthy, safe and environmentally friendly lifestyle, mark your calendar for Garland’s annual Healthy Living Expo. The event is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Curtis Culwell Center, 4999 Naaman Forest Blvd.
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