Vernon Projects to Provide City with More Water

Like many other Texoma towns, the City of Vernon is under Stage 4 water restrictions but officials are working on several projects to keep water flowing to residents.
A few years ago crews finished on a water storage tank, which officials say holds two million gallons of water.
Officials say they've negotiated a lease extension that goes well into the future on the use of the Smoker Field water well.
And Vernon's mayor says they're working on new ways to provide the city with more water.

"We are drilling some new wells in a pocket of our well field in the northern part of the county that's been untapped up to this point, that we think will help a whole lot," says Mayor Jeff Bearden.

Mayor Bearden says city councilors authorized the drilling of the new wells several months ago and drilling should start soon.
The mayor didn't have the exact amount of gallons the new well wells will provide but says it will be substantial enough to prevent Vernon from elevating to Stage 5.

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