City Council may give a pass to pools - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

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.

Copyright 2012 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

    Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-17 04:00:25 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:41 PM EST2018-02-18 01:41:07 GMT

    Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting.

    Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting.

  • Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-02-17 21:10:10 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:40 PM EST2018-02-18 01:40:40 GMT

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

  • Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

    Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:30 AM EST2018-02-17 06:30:42 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:32 PM EST2018-02-18 01:32:36 GMT
    President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation...
    President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning.
Powered by Frankly