City Working on Plans to Help Relieve Water Restrictions - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

6/18/07

City Working on Plans to Help Relieve Water Restrictions

A temporary water line may keep Lubbockites from the possibility of boiling their water.

NewsChannel 11 has learned that city crews are working right now to install a bypass line that is expected to ease the mandatory restrictions. Those restrictions are still in place right now as another major water line is being moved to make way for the Marsha Sharp Freeway.

Right now, Lubbock must use less than 35-million gallons of water per day to avoid a crisis that would have citizens boiling water. Crews are installing a bypass water line which will add additional water flow into the system, essentially improving water flow by three to four million gallons of day. That, of course, would help us out by keeping us farther away from that 35-million gallon mark.

The city hopes to have this lined up and running by Wednesday. While this is expected to help, it's not a permanent solution, so they're still asking that you conserve water. But if this line works like it's supposed to, city officials hope the restrictions could be lifted sooner than expected.

In addition to the water line, we've also learned the city is working on a plan which will allow citizens to begin watering their yards again by geographical area. The details of this plan could be revealed later this week. 

Water Conservation in the Yard
Often you don't appreciate something until it's gone! That can really be true with water. Here are some things you can do to help conserve water and make the best use of what you have available.
 

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