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When temperatures are consistently at or below freezing:

  • If you have pipes that are vulnerable to freezing, allow a small trickle of water to run overnight to keep pipes from freezing. The cost of the extra water is low compared to the cost to repair a broken pipe.
  • Open cabinet doors to expose pipes to warmer room temperatures to help keep them from freezing.

If your pipes freeze:

  • Shut off the water immediately. Don't attempt to thaw frozen pipes unless the water is shut off. Freezing can often cause unseen cracks in pipes or joints.
  • Apply heat to the frozen pipe by warming the air around it, or by applying heat directly to a pipe. You can use a hair dryer, space heater or hot water. Be sure not to leave space heaters unattended, and avoid the use of kerosene heaters or open flames.
  • Once the pipes have thawed, turn the water back on slowly and check for cracks and leaks. PennLive

Click HERE for more great information on dealing with frozen pipes, from PAWC.

nited States Department of Agriculture zone 8 is one of the warmer regions of the country. As such, gardeners can easily enjoy the fruit of their labor simply because the summer growing season is long enough to do so. How about cold season vegetables for zone 8? Can you grow vegetables in zone 8 winters? If so, what winter vegetables are suited to grow in zone 8?

Read more at Gardening Know How: Zone 8 Winter Veggie Garden: Growing Winter Vegetables In Zone 8 https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-8/winter-vegetables-in-zone-8.htm

 

 

 

 

United States Department of Agriculture zone 8 is one of the warmer regions of the country. As such, gardeners can easily enjoy the fruit of their labor simply because the summer growing season is long enough to do so. How about cold season vegetables for zone 8? Can you grow vegetables in zone 8 winters? If so, what winter vegetables are suited to grow in zone 8?

Read more at Gardening Know How: Zone 8 Winter Veggie Garden: Growing Winter Vegetables In Zone 8 https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-8/winter-vegetables-in-zone-8.htm

 

So what crops should you consider planting in a winter garden? All the cool season veggies are good choices, such as: Broccoli Beets Carrots Cabbage Cauliflower Celery Onions Radishes Peas Fava beans Tender greens are good too, like: Arugula Lettuce Kale Spinach Collard greens Swiss chard Mustard

Read more at Gardening Know How: Zone 8 Winter Veggie Garden: Growing Winter Vegetables In Zone 8 https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-8/winter-vegetables-in-zone-8.htm  

 

So what crops should you consider planting in a winter garden? All the cool season veggies are good choices, such as: Broccoli Beets

Read more at Gardening Know How: Zone 8 Winter Veggie Garden: Growing Winter Vegetables In Zone 8 https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-8/winter-vegetables-in-zone-8.htm

 

Zone 8 Winter Veggie Garden: Growing Winter Vegetables In Zone 8 Zone 8 By: Amy Grant Printer Friendly Version zone 8 winter Image by fotomem United States Department of Agriculture zone 8 is one of the warmer regions of the country. As such, gardeners can easily enjoy the fruit of their labor simply because the summer growing season is long enough to do so. How about cold season vegetables for zone 8? Can you grow vegetables in zone 8 winters? If so, what winter vegetables are suited to grow in zone 8? Can You Grow Vegetables in Zone 8? Absolutely! You do, however, want to consider a couple of factors before choosing winter vegetables in zone 8. The most important thing to consider is your microclimate. Zone 8 is actually divided into two sections – 8a and 8b. In zone 8a, temperatures will dip as low as 10-15 degrees F. (-12/-9 C.), and in zone 8b it can drop to 15-20 F. (-12/-7 C.).

Read more at Gardening Know How: Zone 8 Winter Veggie Garden: Growing Winter Vegetables In Zone 8 https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-8/winter-vegetables-in-zone-8.htm
Zone 8 Winter Veggie Garden: Growing Winter Vegetables In Zone 8 Zone 8 By: Amy Grant Printer Friendly Version zone 8 winter Image by fotomem United States Department of Agriculture zone 8 is one of the warmer regions of the country. As such, gardeners can easily enjoy the fruit of their labor simply because the summer growing season is long enough to do so. How about cold season vegetables for zone 8? Can you grow vegetables in zone 8 winters? If so, what winter vegetables are suited to grow in zone 8? Can You Grow Vegetables in Zone 8? Absolutely! You do, however, want to consider a couple of factors before choosing winter vegetables in zone 8. The most important thing to consider is your microclimate. Zone 8 is actually divided into two sections – 8a and 8b. In zone 8a, temperatures will dip as low as 10-15 degrees F. (-12/-9 C.), and in zone 8b it can drop to 15-20 F. (-12/-7 C.).

Read more at Gardening Know How: Zone 8 Winter Veggie Garden: Growing Winter Vegetables In Zone 8 https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/gardening-by-zone/zone-8/winter-vegetables-in-zone-8.htm

After Facing the Worst Drought Since 2011, What Are the Lasting Effects on the State of Texas?

from TEXAS WATER UTILITIES ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

With continued dry weather and hotter-than-normal temperatures, the State of Texas has faced drought similar to that of 2011 throughout most of...

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The Big Freeze

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You Will Be Glad You Prepared Now

 



When temperatures are consistently at or below freezing:

  • If you have pipes that are vulnerable to freezing, allow a small trickle of water to run overnight to keep pipes from freezing. The...

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Hardiness Zones for Bosque County

Bosque County, Texas is in USDA Hardiness Zones 7b, 8a and 8b.

Whether you are new to Bosque County, want to learn about fall gardens, or are just wanting to lower your grocery bill, here are a...

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"The Water Lady" Funeral Service Sat. June 4 at 11am, St Olaf Lutheran

Ruth Tucker

In Memory of “The Water Lady”

“Ruth Tucker had 88 years of quite an incredible life,” reflected MVWSC president Doug Kieta upon hearing of Mrs. Tucker’s passing. She went to her...

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The 2022 Annual Meeting Slides are on the Website

Seventy-two of our MVWSC friends filled the Gap Community Center building for the Annual Meeting and Meal. The presentation slides are at www.mustangvalleywater.org

 

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Prepare Your Home for Springtime

Spring Storms

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The Story of the Christmas Guest

Adapted by Helen Steiner Rice from an old German Legend>

It happened one day at the year's white end;
Two neighbors called on an old-time friend.
And they found his shop, so meager and mean,
...

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Thanksgiving

Life is busy, but it is a healthy practice to be grateful and give thanks. While people generally prefer the easy road, it is the problems in life that really make us better people. Struggles...

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INSTALLING SCADA

 

Wikipedia - "Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) is a control system architecture comprising computers, networked data communications and graphical user interfaces (GUI) for

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Hey, New Guy!

You may catch a glimpse of our newest team member. Alec is joining Mustang Valley WSC as our Field Technician. He comes from Meridian. You will usually see Alec and Tyler together flushing valves,...

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Boil Water Advisory - Well 7 Members (Area near CR 4190 and FM 219)

February 20, 2021

Due to loss of pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system, Mustang Valley WSC, PWS ID 0180038, to notify customers of the need...

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RECINDED - Boil Water Advisory

The lab has approved the water from Well 2 for drinking and all other purposes. No other Wells are under a Boil Water Advisory at this time.

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Well 2 Boil Water Notice

February 18, 2021

Due to loss of pressure, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required our water system, Mustang Valley WSC, PWS ID 0180038, to notify customers of the need...

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Rolling Blackouts Warning for Monday!

Protect your Valentines. Uri has come to town and he packs a punch most Texans are not trained to counter.  If we all conserve the impact will be less severe.

What can I do TODAY on Valentine’s...

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2021 Annual Meeting Set for April 12th

Save the date! The 2021 Annual Meeting on Monday, April 12th at Cranfills Gap Community Center or via live streaming.

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Coronovirus (COVID-19) Information

The health and safety of our customers and employees is a top priority of the Mustang Valley WSC board and management.  Below are several resources where you can find factual information on...

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Frozen Pipes?

 



When temperatures are consistently at or below freezing:

  • If you have pipes that are vulnerable to freezing, allow a small trickle of water to run overnight to keep pipes from freezing. The...

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How Cross Connection and Backflow Can Lead to Contaminated Water

It really happened in Texas:

  • While mixing a batch of pesticide, a worker pushed a garden hose into the tank until it touched the bottom.
  • Nearby, city utility workers opened a flush valve,...

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2019 Rehab of Wells 2B, 3 and 5 Begins Soon

This rehab project will be simple and you may not even notice it; however, the staff wants you to know that we continue to work diligently to provide you the best water possible. In late April the...

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Tank 1 - Rehab Begins

Tank 1 is getting a facelift! Preparation work is already underway with the installation of a temporary tank. No service interruption is expected while the tank is being refurbished, and in...

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It's Winterizing Time!

Protect Your Home

"By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail." 
Benjamin Franklin

I've done it and you probably have, too. No, this is not a compliment. Instead, it is admonishment born of an all too recent...

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Michigan Sees Increase in Legionella-related Illnesses

While nationally the water-borne illnesses have been trending upward, Michigan has seen a nearly 30% increase in legionella from last year.

Mustang Valley Water works diligently to keep your...

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SAVE THE DATE - Annual Meeting Monday, April 16

2018 Annual Meeting Set for April 16th

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the Cranfills Gap Community Center on Monday, April 16. Members will have the opportunity to vote on two board...

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Meridian Pressure Station Nears Completion

Site 8_Myron Lee 

MVWSC has been working diligently on a big project over in the Meridian area. This new 1 acre site will boost the pressure for members being serviced by Well 2 northwest of the town.

On...

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PRESSURE: Take a Peek into the Mustang Valley Water System

Horse Peeking

Mustang Valley Water’s distribution system is a gravity system. The water is pumped from underground to a tower/tank. When a customer turns on the tap, earth’s gravity causes the water to flow...

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Before You Dig...Call 811

How 811 works

 
Calling 811 - What can I expect?
  • Call 811 from anywhere in the country a few days prior to...

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The Water Lady Has Left the Building

Cranfills Gap and Mustang may be small communities, but they are home to an icon as well-known as Fort Worth. Ruth Tucker has retired after 41 years of service to Mustang Valley Water and to her...

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Ruth Tucker Announces Retirement

After 41 years of caring for Mustang Valley Water’s members and staff, the Queen of The Gap is retiring. Frankly, we don’t understand it; she’s only 83 years young!

WE ARE COMING TOGETHER to...

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Well 1 Named in Honor of Ruth Tucker

The Water Lady”

Cranfills Gap and Mustang may be small communities, but they are home to an icon the size of Fort Worth, who was recently honored for her 40 years of service to Mustang Valley...

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Mustang Valley Water Launches a Brand New Website!

We are excited to announce that our new website has launched and includes all the information our community needs related to their water service.  Check back often, as we will be adding...

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