5 simple ways you can get smarter about conserving water when you irrigate your landscape

5 simple ways you can get smarter about conserving water when you irrigate your landscape

Summer marks peak landscape irrigation season, so it’s a perfect time for Smart Irrigation Month, a public awareness campaign that promotes efficient water use. Here are five simple ways you can help conserve our precious water resources and maybe even save a few dollars in the process.  Continue reading 5 simple ways you can get smarter about conserving water when you irrigate your landscape

Smoke testing set next week in area bounded by Holleman, SW Parkway, Texas, and Wellborn Road

Smoke testing set next week in area bounded by Holleman, SW Parkway, Texas, and Wellborn Road

College Station Water Services will conduct routine smoke testing next week to evaluate the condition of wastewater lines in the area bounded by Holleman Drive, Wellborn Road, Southwest Parkway, and Texas Avenue. The testing will occur between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday. It will extend into the following week if needed. Continue reading Smoke testing set next week in area bounded by Holleman, SW Parkway, Texas, and Wellborn Road

Learn to spruce up your sprinklers at this weekend’s Home & Garden Expo

Learn to spruce up your sprinklers at this weekend’s Home & Garden Expo

If you’ve delayed sprinkler repairs or just want to find ways to save money with your landscaping this summer, you won’t want to miss this weekend’s Greater Brazos Valley Builders Association Home & Garden Expo at the Brazos County Expo. The hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Continue reading Learn to spruce up your sprinklers at this weekend’s Home & Garden Expo

Smoke testing set for next week south of A&M campus

Smoke testing set for next week south of A&M campus

College Station Water Services will conduct routine smoke testing next week to evaluate the condition of wastewater lines in the area bounded by Holleman Drive, Wellborn Road, George Bush Drive, and Texas Avenue. The testing will occur between 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. from Monday through Friday. It’s not actually smoke, so it isn’t hazardous. Continue reading Smoke testing set for next week south of A&M campus

Protect your pipes now before the freeze hits

Protect your pipes now before the freeze hits

With sustained freezing temperatures in our forecast, it’s time for a quick chemistry lesson. Water expands when freezing, so any water left in pipes such as sprinkler systems can freeze, expand, and — POW! — create a big, messy water leak. With that in mind, College Station Water Services has some precautions to help protect your water pipes and irrigation system. Continue reading Protect your pipes now before the freeze hits

What’s the tall candy cane thing on Highway 6?

What’s the tall candy cane thing on Highway 6?

If you drive down State Highway 6 south of Rock Prairie Road, you may be intrigued by the tall red and white pole south of the Baylor Scott & White Hospital. The giant candy cane is supporting the crane being used to construct College Station’s third water tower, which will provide water pressure, storage, and fire protection to the city’s east side. Continue reading What’s the tall candy cane thing on Highway 6?