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Archer City Pool To Open This Summer

Residents in Archer City will be able to take a dip in they city's pool during the hot summer months.
Residents in Archer City will be able to take a dip in they city's pool during the hot summer months.

On Thursday evening, the Archer City Council voted to open the city's public swimming pool despite stage 4 water restrictions.

However, the council agreed about 50,000 gallons of the city's water supply would not be used to fill the pool.

Instead, donated well water will be used, and some residents are gathering the money to pay for the water to be hauled in.

The pool is expected to open on Saturday, May 31st, and it's something city leaders say the community looks forward to.

Archer City City Manager George Huffman says residents want their kids to have something to do.

"It's not really a big money maker," Huffman says. "As a matter of fact, we usually lose money on the pool each year but it's something good for the kids. Like you said, it gives them something to do over the summer and keeps them out of trouble."

Also, councilors voted to follow Wichita Falls' restrictions and enact stage 5 when the lakes hit 25%.

In addition, companies will now be allowed to sell water for irrigation purposes inside the city through a permitting process, which had been prohibited in the past.
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