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Arlington May Soon Start Drought Measures

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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) - Although the DFW area saw rain and snow over the holidays, that was still not enough to take North Texas out of dry conditions. Now, city leaders in Arlington will talk Tuesday about the possibility of starting an emergency water management plan in the near future.

The city’s Water Utilities Department is asking the city council to consider having Arlington enter Stage One drought measures if local lake supplies drop below 75-percent. They are currently at 77-percent.

If approved, this means that the city would want everyone to cut down their water use by at least five percent. Residents would be placed on a water schedule,which prohibits daytime watering until temperatures fall or water levels rise.  During Stage 1 drought restrictions watering is only allowed after 6 p.m. and before 10 a.m. It also prohibits the spraying down of paved areas, unless it is to remove a safety hazard.

The city council is set to meet Tuesday afternoon to talk about this proposal. Meanwhile, the Water Utilities Department is continuing to monitor all drought statistics to ensure that the Stage One plan goes into effect when needed.

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