Quanah Issues Stage 4 In Drought Plan, Mandatory Rationing

The city of Quanah has entered stage four in its drought contingency plan.  That means mandatory water rationing is in place for residents.

City officials say current water levels in Greenbelt Lake have hit an all time low.  Residents must now take further steps to reduce water usage or Greenbelt water authority could charge the city a penalty, leaving customers to pick up the tab.

Here's a breakdown of the new restrictions under the mandatory order, in effect until further notice.

- Water customers are requested to practice water conservation, and minimize or discontinue water use for non-essential purposes 30% and more.

- If you have a well, you must have a sign in your front yard for notification.

- Watering of lawns or landscape areas is prohibited. You may water shrubs, trees, bushes and flowers with a hand-held hose.

- Use of water to wash motor vehicles and mobile equipment can be done with a hand-held hose, equipped with a positive shut-off nozzle for quick rinses. No charity car washes are permitted.

- No filling of swimming pools. The city pool with close Sunday August 14th. Water remaining in the pool, will be used for fire protection.

- Do not wash driveways, sidewalks, and other hard surfaced area. Do not power wash buildings or structures except for fire protection.

- Water from leaks should be notified to the city immediately.-report unauthorized usage of city water to City Hall 940-663-5336

- Watering of Livestock in the city limits must be controlled by a float valve