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North Texas Municipal Water District suggests usage restrictions after Wylie plant goes offline

Monday Morning Newscast Graphic
Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • This morning, communities served by the North Texas Municipal Water District remain under voluntary water use restrictions. The utility serves all of Rockwall County, along with most of Collin and Kaufman counties. The district also serves large parts of Hunt County, as well as parts of Grayson, Fannin, Hopkins, Rains, Dallas and Denton counties. On Saturday, the North Texas Municipal Water District announced its plant in Wylie had to stop production in order to complete repairs. A spokesperson for the utility told NBCDFW.com that most repairs have been completed, but the Wylie facility had not returned to production. The district cited high demand as the reason for the unscheduled maintenance. For information on which communities are served by the North Texas Municipal Water District, information is available at the utility’s website, www.ntmwd.com.
  • The City of Commerce is not served by the North Texas Municipal Water District, however, in Commerce, local residents are still being asked to conserve water. A major leak in the city’s water system was repaired last week, but levels in the system remain low and a statement last week from the city said local water towers had not refilled. As a result, voluntary water restrictions remain in place. The city also said crews will continue to look for any other leaks or usage issues that could be contributing to the slow recovery of water levels. In the meantime, outdoor watering in Commerce is discouraged, while the city suggests limiting indoor use to essential functions only.