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Police Now Involved In Battle Over Locked Fire Hydrants

There are new developments in the fight over locked fire hydrants in Lavon. The Lavon Special Utility District is now getting police involved in its battle with the fire department. This latest conflict comes after a firefighter accidentally cut a padlock.

CBSDFW.COM–09/19/2014

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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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Zebra Mussels Move Into Denton Water System

They are a species about the size of a dime, but the damage they are causing will cost one city millions. Zebra mussels have moved from Lake Ray Roberts into the water system in Denton.

CBSDFW.COM–07/31/2014

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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

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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