CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header


North Texans Could Face Even Tighter Water Restrictions

View Comments
(credit: KTVT/KTXA) Stephanie Lucero
Stephanie is an Emmy Award winning veteran reporter for CBS 11 N...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl North Texans Could Face Even Tighter Water RestrictionsPick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 North Texans Could Face Even Tighter Water RestrictionsCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 North Texans Could Face Even Tighter Water RestrictionsViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 North Texans Could Face Even Tighter Water RestrictionsPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) - Has your lawn turned brown yet?

If not, it might start changing soon. With little rain in the weather forecast, there is no sign of the Texas drought reaching an end. And on Thursday, North Texas water officials plan to consider tightening local water restrictions even further.

The North Texas Municipal Water District serves about 1.6 million people across the DFW area – in places like Garland, Frisco, McKinney and Mesquite. Right now, these areas are in Stage 2 water restrictions.

The water district plans to hold a vote on Thursday, which could move the area to Stage 3 water restrictions. This is because the water level of the district’s primary reservoir, Lake Lavon, continues to be very low.

The water supply is also cut off for some North Texans because of an infestation of zebra mussels at Lake Texoma.

Under the Stage 3 restrictions plan, lawn watering would be limited to once a week. Local water officials said that this should not matter too much for homes and businesses as we are entering the season when most lawns become dormant.

The restrictions would also prohibit the hosing of paved areas, buildings or windows, and would prohibit the operation of ornamental fountains.

If the district votes for the new restrictions, they would take effect on November 1, but will first need to be approved by the North Texas cities that make up the district.

View Comments