Collin County water supplier lifts water conservation request

The North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request for its member cities to reduce water use. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request for its member cities to reduce water use. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The North Texas Municipal Water District has lifted its request for its member cities to reduce water use. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The North Texas Municipal Water District announced Feb. 25 that it now has the ability to produce enough water to meet the increased demands issuing from February’s winter storms.

With water demands returning to normal levels, the NTMWD has lifted its request to reduce nonessential water use within its service area, which includes the cities of Frisco, McKinney, Plano and Richardson.

“It was a true regional effort,” said Billy George, the district’s assistant deputy of water, in a news release. “We asked the cities and water utilities we serve as well as residents and businesses to help by limiting water use for essential needs only while crews worked non-stop to increase treatment and distribution capacity.”

Due to increased water demand during extreme weather conditions the week of Feb. 14, the water district and its member cities asked residents Feb. 17 to reduce their water usage as much as possible.

The district has completed assessments of its ability to meet the area’s water needs and is continuing to perform repairs George said, but the demand for water has returned to normal levels.


“The coordinated regional effort to respond to the extreme weather even has been exceptional by all involved,” George said in the release.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.