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NTMWD thanks the public for efforts to reduce outdoor water use, continues call for conservation amid persistent drought

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WYLIE, TX – July 27, 2022: The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) thanks the public and
its Member Cities and Customers for conserving water while critical maintenance was completed last
week at the Wylie Water Treatment Plant Complex which allowed the facility to resume normal
operation. Widespread action to reduce water use, especially outdoors, preserved water resources
until all work was finished. Although the maintenance activities were completed, aggressive water
conservation is still needed as drought conditions and rising demands for water persist. Residents and
businesses are strongly encouraged to follow their local water provider’s conservation guidance to
reduce outdoor water use. More general water saving tips are available at

During the Wylie Water Treatment Plant Complex maintenance, NTMWD always met or exceeded all
state and federal drinking water quality standards. Through the success of public efforts to reduce
outdoor watering, NTMWD continued to meet demands while treatment capacity was temporarily

“We appreciate the response from the public and our Member Cities and Customers to conserve water
during this critical period,” said Jenna Covington, NTMWD Executive Director and General Manager.
As the Dallas‐Fort Worth region experiences continuing drought conditions, NTMWD is working
closely with its Member Cities and Customers to disseminate the continued call to conserve water to
consumers. Many cities are using traffic message boards, mass notification systems, and other
public education efforts in their communities to inform residents of the importance of conservation
amid persistent drought conditions.

NTMWD indicates that water demands are often highest during the month of August and without
continued and aggressive conservation, water demands may surpass its facilities’ ability to treat and
deliver sufficient volumes. Residents are asked to continue limiting outdoor water use and follow
specific guidance from their local provider regarding the timing and frequency of irrigation as the
region enters the height of the summer demand season.

NTMWD continues to monitor the ongoing drought situation closely and will engage with its Member
Cities, Customers, and the public should additional restriction of outdoor water use becomes

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