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Quanah Issues Emergency Water Restrictions

The 2011 Drought has pushed water levels in Greenbelt Lake to all-time lows. Many cities in the western part of Texoma rely on the reservoir for water. That includes Quanah. Now that the lake is severely down, the city is enacting emergency procedures to maintain water. "As you know were real dry. Its been 50-something days of over 100 degree weather," said Mayor Gary Newsom.

 City leaders issued the following water use curtailment order, including mandatory restrictions:

 - 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 

Quanah Mayor Newsom said people in town are complying with the orders and have responded well."They are going by the rules… Nothing bad, its all been good," he said. Newsom has been a Quanah resident his entire life and can't remember things being so dry.

Paul Harrop, Newschannel 6

 

 

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