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6/26/06

Lubbock City Council Set to Discuss Water Conservation

Tough water restrictions may be in place soon for Lubbock residents. Monday morning, city council will look at changing Lubbock's Drought Contingency Plan. NewsChannel 11's Suleika Acosta tells us how this will affect residents.

How resident use water could soon change. Right now, we're in phase one of the conservation plan, which means efforts are voluntary. Stage two of the plan will limit residents to watering lawns once a week, among other changes.

Levels at Lake Meredith, Lubbock's main water source, are at a record low, and officials say each day they continues to drop. That's why city council is concerned about water conservation. Monday morning they will take a look at the definition of phase two of the plan to possibly come up with some changes that are more resident-friendly and still effective.

Phase two could be enforced as early as July. Right now, all of Texas is under a severe drought. 152 water systems are on some stage of a drought plan. The Canadian River Municipal Water Authority is also considering a reduction on water usage from Lake Meredith. On July 12th the board will meet to decide how much water Lubbock and its other ten member cities can continue to get from the lake.

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