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.