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Residents Planting Lawns To Survive Drought & Water Restrictions

This year many North Texans are looking for landscaping that will not only survive a drought, but also water restrictions.

CBS 11–04/09/2014

Water, Tap Water (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

When It Comes To Water, North Texas City’s Supply Running On Empty

Residents like Tina Peters know all too well about the long-lasting drought in North Texas. As the water supply dries up, so does the money flowing into her car wash business.

CBS 11–03/31/2014

A sprinkler waters a lawn. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

North Texans Face Expanded 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.

CBSDFW.COM–03/17/2014

A sprinkler waters a lawn. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

North Texas City Considering Making Water Restrictions Permanent

Last summer North Texans were asked to make water concessions because of the drought, now at least one city is considering making some watering restrictions permanent.

CBSDFW.COM–02/18/2014

Sprinklers water the lawns at a housing development. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Collin County City Cracking Down On Water Restriction Violators

Just four days after Stage 3 water restrictions went into effect one North Texas Municipal Water District member city is making it clear that those who don’t comply will face the consequences and pay up!

CBSDFW.COM–06/04/2013

Sprinklers water the lawns at a housing development. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Tarrant County Water Restrictions Now In Effect

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.

CBSDFW.COM–06/03/2013

Some 600 crape myrtle trees along Samuell Boulevard, in Dallas, are dying from lack of water. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Trees Dying As City, State & Neighbors Disagree

One North Texas homeowner’s association leader is fighting to preserve the upkeep in her neighborhood. There are dozens of trees along a well known Dallas boulevard that have died and residents say it’s because of city neglect.

CBSDFW.COM–08/08/2012

A sprinkler waters a lawn. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Dallas Expected To Continue Water Restrictions

North Texas has seen the second wettest January on record. But it’s still not enough for Dallas to end water restrictions.

01/31/2012

A sprinkler waters a lawn. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Not All North Texas Cities Following Water Restrictions

For the next six months, all 13 cities within the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) are now under Stage 3 water restrictions. But not all the cities are complying with the recommendations.

11/01/2011

A group of women work to keep plants at Twin Falls Park, in southwest Oak Cliff, alive. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Women Go On ‘Drought Patrol’ To Save Local Park

Nearly every city park in Dallas is suffering some sort of damage due to severe drought conditions. But one park in Oak Cliff is managing to survive thanks to a group of volunteers who went on a sort of drought patrol.

10/05/2011

Sprinklers water the lawns at a housing development. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

EcoWatch: The Right Way To Water Your Grass

Want a green lawn that saves water and helps cool your house even in the hottest Texas summer? We’re here to help.

09/15/2011