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Water Restrictions

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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Artificial Lawn Popularity Grows During Drought

No-water lawns made of artificial turf are in high demand during drought.

07/25/2014

A woman walks, in sweltering heat, past sprinklers. (credit: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Water Restrictions Likely Coming To Irving Residents

New water restriction rules may soon be in place for Irving residents.

CBS 11–07/14/2014

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Record Low Water Levels At Lake Lavon

The water source for Collin County is 5 feet away from the threshold where the North Texas Municipal Water District will initiate Stage 4 water restrictions.

07/08/2014

A sprinkler sprays water on a lawn. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cities Losing Money With Drought & Watering Restrictions

North Texas cities are trying to figure out how to deal with a costly side effect of the drought. Some are losing millions of dollars because of water restrictions.

CBS 11–06/30/2014

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Drought Has North Texas Golf Course Drilling For Water

An Arlington golf course is taking it upon itself to tackle the water problems that have accompanied the North Texas drought. The decision was made to drill for water at Meadowbrook Park Golf Course.

CBS 11–06/30/2014

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

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Frisco Votes To Curtail Automatic Sprinkler Use

The second fastest-growing city in the country has revised its water restrictions due to low lake levels from Texas’ ongoing drought.

06/07/2014

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

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Frisco Leaders Put Off Water Restrictions Vote

The Frisco City Council held off on a vote over increased water restrictions Tuesday night, after council members expressed concerns.

06/04/2014

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Stricter Watering Restrictions Possible For Plano

If you live in Plano, outdoor watering rules could become more restrictive, if current conditions stay the same.

06/02/2014

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