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Residents Planting Lawns To Survive Drought & Water Restrictions

This year many North Texans are looking for landscaping that will not only survive a drought, but also water restrictions.

CBS 11–04/09/2014

Water flows from a shower head into a bathtub. (Source: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Conservation Working, But Water Department Rates Still Rising

Conservation efforts are paying off and water usage is down in Fort Worth. But as people use less water, the city is considering raising rates to cover water department operating costs.

CBS 11–03/24/2014

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

North Texas City Considering Making Water Restrictions Permanent

Last summer North Texans were asked to make water concessions because of the drought, now at least one city is considering making some watering restrictions permanent.

CBSDFW.COM–02/18/2014

Low water levels in a lake-bed. (credit: Remy Gabalda/AFP/GettyImages)

North Texans Could Face Winter Watering Restrictions

Most people associate the implementation of watering restrictions with the summer months, but the orders can be put in place any time drought is problem – and North Texas is having that problem now.

CBSDFW.COM–12/13/2012

(credit: Joel Thomas, CBS 11 News)

Lake Worth Dredging Starts

Fort Worth is trying to dig Lake Worth out of a problem. The problem is having a whole lot of water in the lake but not much you can do with it for fun, like boating.

CBS 11–09/26/2012

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Fort Worth Water Main Break Damages Church & Homes

A 16-inch water main break Wednesday morning caused damage to The Community of Hope Luthern Church and four homes nearby.

03/21/2012

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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

Fort Worth Water Main Break

Main Break Sends Water Shooting From Fort Worth Street

A water main break a block from Interstate 30 near Alta Mere froze traffic and sent water gushing through the pavement and into the air Friday.

02/04/2011