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.
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.
Conserving water and following tough restrictions is part of life for people in many North Texas cities. Now, to help eliminate detrimental excesses and reward customers, one city had announced a Watering Restriction Holiday.
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.
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.
This year many North Texans are looking for landscaping that will not only survive a drought, but also water restrictions.
More than a million North Texans will face harsh water rules this Spring. The North Texas Municipal Water District is preparing to extend Stage Three restrictions – that means many people can only water their lawns twice a month.
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.
“It kind of seems like a waste of water with the water restrictions. It doesn’t make any sense,” said Carol Birkett, a Collin County resident.
The North Texas Municipal Water District has voted to relax restrictions on residents in 13 area cities.
No landscape watering. No permits for new swimming pools. That could be the reality for thousands of North Texans in 2012.