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Drought News

City is Now Under a Stage 5 Drought Catastrophe. Conserve Water in Every Way Possible

Water Newsletter Has Latest News
The City has release a special edition of the City Newsletter covering the latest news and issues related to the drought. Read the Newsletter

Important Links
Direct Potable Reuse Project Details
Water Rationing Zone Map
Drought Management Stages 1-5
Water Conservation Tips
Water Ordinance-Conservation-Drought

Residential Water Zone Map 

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Engineering Professor Exams DPR Project Interest
University of Texas Engineering Professor, Desmond Lawler examines the growing interest in and safety of DPR projects. One of his quotes from the article, "If you want to drink very clean water, direct potable reuse will likely provide higher quality water than many drinking water plants currently produce now." Read the article

Important Announcements Concerning Swimming Pools
Under Stage 5 Water Restrictions swimming pools cannot be filled using City treated water. If you have a swimming pool of any kind and plan to fill it from a well or other source please read these announcements. The health and safety of those using the pool is at stake.
Well Water Haulers
Stage 5 Press Release for Swimming Pools
Acceptable Water to Use to Fill a Swimming Pool
Well Water and Swimming Pools
The City is Working to Provide More Water
See the video. View an informative video providing complete details about the City's short and long term water reuse projects
New Water FAQ's-See them Now
Have questions about the drought, DPR Project or water take a look at the City's Latest Water FAQ's.
WaterGuide_Page_01-Web.jpg    NEW Water Conservation Brochures
Business, Industry and Institutions
can conserve water as well as home owners. Learn more through the newly published Water Conservation for Industries, Business and Institutions brochure created by the Texas Water Development Board.

Property owners with a personal and financial investment in landscaping can receive effective and efficient watering advice from experts from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service through their new brochure, A Watering Guide for Texas Landscape.
What You Can Do
Everyone is encouraged to conserve water throughout the year by following any number of the 100 Ways to Save Water provided by the City's Public Information Office. These tips cover indoor and outdoor water use, which leads to a savings in water, energy and money.

100 Ways to Save Water
Water Saving Tips: Bathroom-Laundry
Water Saving Tips: General
Water Saving Tips: Kitchen
Water Saving Tips: Outdoors

Keeping Informed
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Notify Me. Choose Water Restrictions and News Updates and you will automatically receive the latest information concerning water restrictions, current stage status and more.
Grey Water Systems
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has regulations that govern the use of grey water- water from showers, tubs, washing machines, reclaimed rainwater...etc. 
Link to grey water use for residents with city sewer service.
Link to grey water use for residents using on-site septic systems.

Contact Us
Contact Information
Wichita Falls Public Information Office
1300 7th Street Suite 109
Wichita Falls, TX 76301

Phone: (940) 761-7477

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.