Posted on 06 August 2011.
SOUTHLAKE (CBSDFW.COM) – City officials are worried if water demand isn’t scaled back they may have to take further conservation efforts.
The city set stage one water restrictions last month, meaning residents can only water twice a week. At first, homeowners cut back, but since the restrictions went into place on July 25, the city has issued 600 warnings. Only seven tickets have been written to repeat offenders.
“Demand has picked up,” said Southlake Public Service Director Bob Price. “And we’re going to need a little bit more compliance than we’re getting today.”
The issue is more than how much water is available; it’s how much water is in the system at any one time.
If it drops below a certain level several things can go south in a hurry, Price said. For instance, the city must maintain enough water pressure in case there’s a fire emergency.