faucet drip 730807741 Tarrant County Implements Tougher Water Restictions

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Declining water capacity has triggered Stage One restrictions for the Tarrant Regional Water District.

Storage capacity at area lakes have dipped to 75 percent, triggering the need to save water.

The drought conditions will shift current watering restrictions from voluntary to mandatory on August 29, limiting lawn watering to two days a week.

Chad Lorrance with the water district says the restrictions will be based on your home address.

Tarrant Regional Water District Release:

KRLD’s Chuck Schechner Reports:

The Tarrant Regional Water District supplies water to most cities in Tarrant County including Fort Worth, Arlington and Mansfield.

Other cities in North Texas are already facing tighter water restrictions.  Garland, Weatherford and Plano have also recently implemented restrictions.

Weatherford water director James Hotepp says they’re just following the lead of the Tarrant Regional Water District.  He says many people are fighting a losing battle with their lawns.