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.
Southlake implemented Stage One watering restrictions on Monday. If conservation doesn’t start, then it can be a problem for the city’s firefighters trying to save lives.
Blue Mound residents have been asked to continue to boil their water until the city receives lab results on Friday.
While parts of North Texas has seen wetter weather, the drought isn’t over, especially for the Dundee State Fish Hatchery. Dundee, the state’s largest fish hatchery, has had to suspend operations due to lack of water.
Dallas councilmembers voted to make some drought emergency procedures permanent, even though recent rains have left reservoirs full.
With Sunday’s heavy rains and flash flooding, the city of Dallas waters systems reservoirs are at 98 percent capacity. But that didn’t stop city staffers from asking a council committee to take an emergency conservation measure on Monday, aiming to permanently limit landscape irrigation to twice-a-week.
The mayors of Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington and Irving are considering making watering restrictions permanent as part of a conservation plan.
The North Texas Municipal Water District has voted to relax restrictions on residents in 13 area cities.
Cleburne residents can now use as much water as they please.
The drought is over for the Metroplex, and North Texas has seen some recent rains. So, why is Dallas still under water restrictions until June?
North Texas and most of the state is still recovering from months of devastating drought. But, officially drought conditions are now over — at least in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
North Texas has seen the second wettest January on record. But it’s still not enough for Dallas to end water restrictions.
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