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Lantana enacts first stage of drought contingency plan

The Lantana community enacted Monday the first stage of its drought contingency plan, according to a news release from Lantana general manager Kevin Mercer.

The goal of Stage 1 is to reduce total water consumption within Lantana by 5 percent. Voluntary restrictions include:

  • Limited watering by automatic irrigation systems and hose end connected sprinklers not more than two times per week
  • Hand watering of landscaping materials is permissible
  • Soaker hoses and drip irrigation of foundations is also permissible
  • Watering between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. is prohibited
  • Refrain from draining/filling of swimming pools and other recreational uses involving water
  • Vehicles may be hand washed utilizing a wash bucket and /or an automatic shut off spray nozzle

Last week, the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, which supplies water to Denton County residents, requested residents conserve water because of “the lack of meaningful rainfall and continued high temperatures.”

“Although Upper Trinity’s local water supply reservoirs (Lewisville, Ray Roberts and Chapman lakes) are relatively full, water levels are beginning to drop,” said Larry N. Patterson, Executive Director of Upper Trinity Regional Water District. “High water use among Customers, particularly for outdoor irrigation, is approaching levels that may affect Upper Trinity’s capacity to deliver water to all of its Customers. By initiating Stage 1, Upper Trinity’s goal is to achieve a 5 percent reduction in water use throughout the summer, when water use is high.”

For more information, contact the Fresh Water Supply District at 940-728-5050 or [email protected].

Mark Smith
Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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