Wichita Falls car washes will remain open no matter how low the city lakes get.
As city leaders try to make sure every drop counts, they are also deciding what is best for area businesses.
One day after city councilors voted to extend the deadline for car washes to be off city water, even if lakes hit 20%, some car wash operators are still upset that they may cut off at all.
If the combined levels of Lake Kickapoo and Arrowhead reach 20%, then car washes in Wichita Falls will close all together. Wichita Falls residents are thinking of car wash alternatives.
Car washes will no longer be able to use Wichita Falls water if the combined level of Lake Arrowhead and Lake Kickapoo reaches twenty percent.
The 20 car washes in the city may soon be looking for another water supply if they want to stay open because the possibility of shutting down completely is shifting concern around town into high gear.
The car wash for city vehicles has been shut down for about a year.
As lake levels this week hit 26.8% it's important that everyone remembers that every drop counts, especially when we hit the stage 5 water emergency.
Much of the savings the city hopes to see in water use in stage three water restrictions will come from businesses.