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The dry banks of a river are pictured on July 14, 2010. (credit: ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Mineral Wells Council Votes To Prohibit All Outdoor Watering

The sprinklers are now silenced. A desperately dry North Texas city is taking drastic steps to curb water use. Their latest action is the most drastic we’ve seen in the DFW area.

CBSDFW.COM–09/16/2014

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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Cities Say New Meters Help Residents Monitor Water Usage

When you get close to your data limit, chances are you stop streaming all those cat videos. But what do you do when you’re using a ton of water? How can you figure out what cutting back on usage will save you?

CBSDFW.COM–08/13/2014

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Adding Sprinkler Systems: What You Need To Know

Installing the right sprinkler system can save time and money, as well as conserve energy and water output. It can also increase the lushness and health of your lawn. Ready to get started?

07/09/2014

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

New Frisco Restrictions Limit Watering To 2x’s A Month

Twice a month — starting today that’s how many times Frisco residents can water their lawns. The new restrictions are part of the city’s newly adopted water rules.

CBSDFW.COM–06/29/2014

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

Plano Could Face Tighter Water Restrictions

Residents in Plano could soon be facing even tighter watering restrictions. But first, the city is looking at techniques for conserving water and preventing overuse.

06/04/2014

Sprinklers water the lawns at a housing development. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Number Of Watering Citations Vary By North Texas Location

With all of North Texas experiencing a deep drought, almost every week you hear about different cities cracking down on water usage. But CBS 11 News has learned that in many places the restrictions are nothing but an empty threat.

CBSDFW.COM–05/28/2014

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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

Sprinklers water the lawns at a housing development. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Collin County City Cracking Down On Water Restriction Violators

Just four days after Stage 3 water restrictions went into effect one North Texas Municipal Water District member city is making it clear that those who don’t comply will face the consequences and pay up!

CBSDFW.COM–06/04/2013

Sprinklers water the lawns at a housing development. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Tarrant County Water Restrictions Now In Effect

North Texas has received a respectable amount of rain this spring. While the water may have helped everyone’s yards look green and lush, it’s still not enough to recover from the drought.

CBSDFW.COM–06/03/2013

Some 600 crape myrtle trees along Samuell Boulevard, in Dallas, are dying from lack of water. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Trees Dying As City, State & Neighbors Disagree

One North Texas homeowner’s association leader is fighting to preserve the upkeep in her neighborhood. There are dozens of trees along a well known Dallas boulevard that have died and residents say it’s because of city neglect.

CBSDFW.COM–08/08/2012

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

Not All North Texas Cities Following Water Restrictions

For the next six months, all 13 cities within the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) are now under Stage 3 water restrictions. But not all the cities are complying with the recommendations.

11/01/2011

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