A South Texas city still struggling with drought has started enforcing tougher water-use restrictions.
In this drought and scorching hot weather, drinking water is the number one priority, but it's also in high demand for other reasons such as cooling off. This year, public pools that are open are seeing that demand peaking every day as crowds come to seek relief from the heat.
Altus is continuing to encourage residents to conserve as they continue to look at options to increase their water supply.
As area lakes continue to shrink, Wichita Falls city officials are doing all they can to lessen the long term impacts of the relentless drought that has plagued Texoma since the end of 2010
As the Wichita Falls water reuse project enters its third week, another Texoma town is now looking into reusing its waste water.
Despite efforts to make sure every drop counts, dry conditions continue to take a toll on landscaping in Texoma.
Some Texomans have found a simple way to make every drop count.
As the worst drought in Wichita Falls' history continues, businesses are having to find new ways to make every drop count.
Recent rainfall has made residents at Lake Kickapoo hopeful, as they continue to conserve water and pray for rain.
The heavy rain Texoma received this week was a welcome sight.
Now that water haulers can't buy water from the River Road Wastewater Treatment Plant, they're looking to well owners to help them continue their businesses. We caught up with one water well owner who says he's having to expand his business so he can supply the haulers with the amount of water they need.
Wichita Falls leaders say people have conserved water so well that city budget funds are coming up short, but that shortcoming may have an effect on your water bill.
California water regulators have voted to approve fines up to $500 a day for residents who waste water on lawns, landscaping and car washing.
The money to fund that evaporation suppression test will come out of the city's general fund because the sewer and water fund is out of reserve money.
The city of Wichita Falls will use anti-evaporation powder on Lake Arrowhead to help keep water in the lake.
Even though the city says the water blended with recycled water tests just as safe and taste the same as the previous water, some residents still seem reluctant to give it a try.
Now that the waste water at River Road is being treated and going back into our drinking water supply, that means water haulers won't be able to buy it and use it for their businesses.
Any day now Wichita Falls water users should be drinking water mixed with the recycled water from the River Road Treatment Plant.
Despite some flooded roads, the rain sure was a welcome sight for Wichita Falls.
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.