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North Texas City Using Treated Wastewater For Drinking

As much of Texas grapples with lingering drought, a second city in the Lone Star State has begun reusing treated wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.

07/09/2014

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Wichita Falls Treats Wastewater For Drinking

A North Texas city dealing with extreme drought has begun treating wastewater in a state-approved recycling process to bolster drinking supplies.

07/09/2014

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Texas City Working To Turn Sewer Water Into Tap Water

Drastic times call for drastic measures. But what would it take for you to drink tap water that had been recycled straight from the sewer?

CBS 11–02/26/2014

One of two main water supply lines into Grand Prairie from Dallas broke Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (credit: cbsdfw.com)

City Of Grand Prairie Declares Water Emergency

A major water main break has left officials in the city of Grand Prairie asking residents to “severely curtail” their water usage for at least the next 24 hours, and that means completely eliminating outdoor watering.

CBSDFW.COM–08/12/2013

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Earthy-Tasting North Texas Water Safe To Drink

Hot temperatures bring the annual algal bloom that makes drinking water in many North Texas homes and businesses taste and smell crummy.

07/19/2012

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Fort Worth Water Safe

Officials are telling Fort Worth residents that although the North Texas city’s water currently doesn’t taste or smell very good, it is safe to drink.

07/14/2012

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Insurer Won’t Cover Gas Drill Fracking Exposure

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. has become the first major insurance company to say it won’t cover damage related to a gas drilling process that blasts chemical-laden water deep into the ground.

07/13/2012

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Grapevine Development Hinges On Groundwater Usage

A proposed restaurant and retail development in Grapevine is set to get a moment of truth Tuesday night to see if some contaminated groundwater will keep it from further developing the property.

05/01/2012

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Plano Police Want To Procure Your Pills

There’s a new danger polluting the water supply that you may not be aware of. Prescription medicines have been detected in drinking water because they people aren’t properly disposing of them.

04/24/2012

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North Texas Cities Draining Water Tanks During Drought

With parts of North Texas in Stage-3 water restrictions it might seem counter-intuitive for local water utilities to intentionally flush water “down the drain”… but that’s exactly what some are doing.

11/09/2011

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Day 3 Of Boil Water Notice For Azle Residents

Residents living in Azle are still boiling their drinking water after a water main break over the weekend. The break, that happened Saturday morning, dropped water pressure significantly.

09/12/2011

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First The Wells, Now The Pumps – Water Scarce For Dallas Co. Farmers

The worst drought in Texas history is now leading to a fight for water in parts of southeast Dallas County.

08/21/2011

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