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City Council may give a pass to pools

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

There's a possibility your summer swim won't be affected by the recent water restrictions.

The Water Advisory Commission met Thursday morning and voted unanimously to recommend making an amendment to the Stage 2 water restrictions being implemented on April 1st.

The recommendation by the Advisory Commission is to continue with Stage 2 restrictions, but to make an amendment that pools and Jacuzzis not be affected.  Currently, under Stage 2, pools and Jacuzzis are restricted from being drained and refilled after the April 1st deadline.  However, the new amendment would strike that rule, leaving pools and Jacuzzis unaffected.

The vote will come before City Council before the April 1st deadline. Councilwoman Karen Gibson spearheaded the endeavor and said she has no doubt this will pass when brought before the Council.

Gibson said lawn irrigation is the main component of the water restrictions. She added that if everyone were to fill up their pools at the same time, it would only amount to two percent of the city's water usage. Gibson told us that in the grand scheme of things, pool filling is not the driver of our city's water shortages.

Meantime, Gibson says the $9,000 recently allotted by City Council to pay for the filling of city pools ahead of the April 1st deadline would not have to be spent if Council approves the new amendment.

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