The North Texas Municipal Water District is going to begin easing water restrictions starting May 1.
After five years under drought restrictions, North Texas will transition to the 2014 Water Conservation Plan that will allow for watering twice per week if necessary.
While the drought has not officially ended, runoff from recent rains helped increase the levels of
both Lavon Lake and Chapman Lake, key water supplies for the district. The increasing lake levels
along with the resumption of using water from Lake Texoma, the circumstances that caused the
initiation of drought stages no longer prevail. Even with termination of drought contingency stages,
NTMWD Executive Director Tom Kula recommends that consumers continue to keep their
sprinklers off and use the manual mode to irrigate, only if needed.