Drought
5:53 am
Tue November 1, 2011

Local water district initiaties more water saving measures

WYLIE - Stage 3 of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s drought contingency plan becomes effective Tuesday.

In late September, the entity announced that the goal of the move is a ten percent reduction in water use and increased awareness in ongoing water conservation efforts. Now through March, customers will only be allowed to water lawns once every two weeks.  

Executive Director Jim Parks had previously expressed concern over the declining water levels of their reservoirs with recent news from the U.S. Drought Monitor that the drought will persist or intensify through December. 

The North Texas Municipal Water District receives raw water supplies from Lavon Lake, Jim Chapman/Cooper Lake, Lake Texoma, Lake Tawakoni, and Lake Bonham for treatment and distribution to the region served. More information is available at http://www.ntmwd.com/.