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A sprinkler waters a lawn. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Some Collin County Cities Scaling Back Water Restrictions

Some North Texas cities are already rolling back water restrictions — just hours after getting the okay. Richardson and McKinney are the first to officially allow residents to run their sprinklers once a week.

CBSDFW.COM–08/28/2014

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Plano Flushes Out Fire Hydrants Despite Water Restrictions

Water flowed freely from Plano fire hydrants Thursday in an effort to improve quality despite the city’s Stage 3 Water Restrictions.

07/17/2014

A firefighter pulls a hose at the scene of a fire. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Leaders: Fire Hydrant Locks Are Putting Residents In Danger

An effort to protect a town’s water has gone way too far, that according to both an area fire and police chief. The leaders fear people in the city of Lavon may not be safe, after the water company locked nearly every fire hydrant in town.

CBSDFW.COM–05/29/2014