Chris Van Horne, NBCDFW
Fort Worth urges conservation after pumping record number of gallons of water in June.
Fort Worth water customers used a record amount of water in June -- over 8 billion gallons. That number bests the previous record of 7.81 billion gallons pumped in June 2006.
According to the National Weather Service, this was the third hottest June on record in the Metroplex.
With the new record, officials are asking customers to conserve water before the Tarrant Regional Water District is forced to implement mandatory restrictions.
The system of TRWD lakes (Lake Bridgeport, Eagle Mountain Lake, Cedar Creek Lake and Richland Chambers Reservior) are at 83 percent of capacity. Drought plans call for Stage 1 restrictions to be implemented when the capacity of those lakes drops to 75 percent.
Fort Worth purchases its water from the TRWD for its 220,000 customers, which include their wholesale market to the following entities: Bethesda Water Supply Corp., Burleson, Crowley, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dalworthington Gardens, Edgecliff Village, Everman, Forest Hill, Grand Prairie, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst , Keller, Kennedale, Lake Worth, Northlake, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club Municipal Utility District, Westlake, Westover Hills, Westworth Village and White Settlement.
Tips for saving water and using it efficiently can be found at www.savefortworthwater.org.