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Austin Water pushes cold-weather preparedness

Thursday, December 16, 2021 by Elizabeth Pagano

Though it might not feel like it outside, winter is coming. And, this year, Austin Water wants to help you prepare for freezing temperatures by providing free meter keys, hose bib covers and information. Winter tool kits can be picked up at the north and south branches of the city’s utility customer service locations (located at 8716 Research Blvd., Suite 115, and 1901 W. William Cannon Drive, Suite 100) or at upcoming pop-ups, which will be announced on AWU’s Facebook page. In addition, Austin Water is advising everyone to get ready for cold weather by locating water shutoffs and weatherizing homes, exposed pipes and water heaters. In addition, residents should get prepared in advance, with the aforementioned water hose bibs and water meter keys, battery-powered radios, flashlights, and seven gallons of water per person and pet. More tips can be found on Austin Water’s site, and the Ready Central Texas mobile app has more information about how to be prepared.

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