RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) — The North Texas Municipal Water District will vote Thursday on tighter restrictions that could limit watering to once every two weeks.READ MORE: Suspect Wanted In Murder Of Victim Who Was Playing Soccer At Garland Apartments, Police Say
The district, which is comprised of 13 cities and 1.6 million residents, currently allows watering once per week.
But with winter approaching and water tables still low, the district is expected to push for the tighter restrictions.
Most of North Texas is in the midst of a four-year drought. And after the driest fall on record, the area is 11.5 inches below normal for the year.
Lake Lavon, the district’s primary water supply, is at just 47-percent capacity.READ MORE: 2 Women Arrested After Chase With Dallas County Authorities
The NTMWD member cities are Allen, Farmersville, Forney, Frisco, Garland, McKinney, Mesquite, Plano, Princeton, Richardson, Rockwall, Royse City, and Wylie.
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