Wichita Falls to Apply For Hydrant Flushing Waiver Next Week

Published 10/18 2013 05:03PM

Updated 10/18 2013 06:14PM

If you have seen water running down the streets in Wichita Falls and it wasn't raining, it could have been the city flushing the fire hydrants.

Right now a Texas law requires the city to flush dead end water mains once a month to help with water quality. But the city has been working for months to apply for a waiver so they can save water during the drought.

All the data for the waiver has been collected and will be sent out next week.

Wichita Falls Operations Manager Daniel Nix says he doesn't know how long it will take the TCEQ to make a decision on the waiver, but the city hopes to be able to stop flushing the hydrants as soon as possible.

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