Gardeners in a North Texas city under strict outdoor watering restrictions due to the drought have another way to show their green thumbs.
Wichita Falls officials say a water well has been drilled for use in a community garden.
A city statement Wednesday said spots are available as part of the Smith Street Community Garden.
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The garden has 79 plots available to the public, businesses, civic groups, schools and other organizations, to lease seasonally or yearly. The cost per plot ranges from $15 to $25. The area is fenced and has video surveillance for security.
Wichita Falls is under a Stage 5 drought catastrophe, which means no outdoor watering from city sources. Violators face fines of up to $2,000.