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Winter Watering Schedule

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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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Lower Power Cost for GP&L Customers

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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City Council Eases Water Restrictions, Effective May 1

On April 20, 2015 the Garland City Council decided to follow North Texas Municipal Water District's twice a week watering schedule. Garland water customers will be allowed to water their lawns with sprinklers two days a week.


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Garland's GREAT Homes Project Earns National Award

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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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Garland Home Recevies Housing Innovation Award

News ImageGarland 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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Lawn Watering Restrictions Continue

News ImageDue 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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GP&L's EnergySaver Program Supports Solar Panel Installation

News ImageGarland Power & Light customers interested in installing solar photovoltaic panels should check out the new Solar Program offered through the EnergySaver Program.
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