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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

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Experts Urge Water Conservation Despite New Pipeline

The new $310 million Lake Texoma pipeline is finally online. When fully operational it will provide 28 percent of the water in the North Texas Municipal Water District.

06/06/2014

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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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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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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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$300 Million Texoma Pipeline Operational

The North Texas Municipal Water District has turned on the tap to a massive source of water for more than 1.5 million North Texans.

05/28/2014

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Texas Geologist: Can’t Tie Water Contamination To Gas Drilling

The amount of explosive gas tainting a North Texas neighborhood’s water supply has increased in recent years, but the state’s oil and gas regulator says it can’t link the methane to drilling activity nearby,

05/28/2014

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Some City Leaders Want To Stop Treating Water With Fluoride

The debate on fluoride in the Dallas public water system was heard again at city hall Tuesday.

05/27/2014

The first wave of holiday boaters should have hit the lakes, but Benbrook Lake is practically deserted. (credit: Joel Thomas/CBS 11 NEWS)

Drought & Low Water Levels = Slow Business On Area Lakes

The start of summer is usually synonymous with big business for shops along North Texas lakes. But with water levels sitting at historic lows, boaters are scarce.

CBS 11–05/23/2014

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Rules To Combat Zebra Mussels Extended Statewide

A new Texas rule, just passed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, expands boat draining rules from 47 counties to statewide to combat the spread of Zebra mussels.

05/22/2014

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Water Restrictions May Extend Past October For Some

Homeowners in the North Texas Municipal Water District face another long, even drier summer. Water district officials want to extend the current once-every-two-weeks restrictions through Halloween.

CBS 11–05/21/2014

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Man Remains Missing At White Rock Lake

Rescue crews in Dallas continued combing through White Rock Lake on Wednesday morning, looking for a man who disappeared after jumping into the water on Tuesday.

05/21/2014

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