Friday, October 25, 2013

Water 411

Did you know that area water restrictions are projected to extend into our winter months?  Well, me neither!  According to the article in the Dallas Morning News, Metro Section, Collin County on 10/18/2013,

The North Texas Municipal Water District will retain Stage 3 water restrictions during the winter months.  Collin County residents will be permitted to water their lawns once every other week between November 1st and March 1st.  The continued restrictions are a necessity due to the following factors: 
  • below average rainfall
  • falling water levels in the district's water reservoirs
  • ongoing prohibition of pumping water from Lake Texoma due to the Zebra Mussel infestation
  • key area reservoirs are currently well-below acceptable levels, Jim Chapman Lake, in Delta County sits at less than 30 percent of its capacity, while Lake Lavon, the area's major supply is sitting at less than 50 percent of its capacity which translates to 12 feet low
Of course, if significant rainfall occurs, the board of directors of the NTMWD, will reevaluate the Stage 3 water restrictions. 

Shall we all do a rain dance???  I am thinking.....YES!! 

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