Did the City wait too long to start looking for more water?

The City began restoring the water supply during the last two droughts (1995 - 2000 and 2011 - 2015). The City constructed the Microfiltration/Reverse Osmosis plant, which enabled us to bring Lake Kemp online as a water source, providing an additional 10 million gallons of water daily. Without this supply, the impacts of the last drought would have been much more dramatic. The City also began pursuing the Reuse Projects in April of 2012, with lake levels just slightly under 60% capacity or Stage 1 of the drought plan. The City did not wait too long to begin the search for additional supplies and will continue to search for additional water sources, such as the building of Lake Ringgold.

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1. Why is the City just now issuing water violation citations is Stage 1 went into effect in January?
2. How do I know if I received a citation?
3. What are the Dos and Don'ts for a water restriction enforcement employees?
4. What do I do if I receive the water violation notice?
5. How can I report a violation?
6. How does the long-term resuse project work?
7. Why can't you just cut the budget to make up the difference and not raise rates?
8. So, why can’t the City cut fixed costs?
9. What are some of the main reasons water rates have gone up?
10. Are you going to do anything to minimize the impact on water users?
11. Why does this seem to only be happening in Wichita Falls?
12. Why is my water bill still pretty high?
13. How do I read my water bill?
14. What is a CCF?
15. Why doesn’t the City use gallons instead of units?
16. Did the City wait too long to start looking for more water?
17. Is the City still looking at building Lake Ringgold?
18. Why didn't the City dredge Lake Wichita when the Corps of Engineers or highway contractors offered?
19. Why doesn’t the City use Lake Wichita as a water source?
20. How much are the water violation fines?
21. Why are the fines for water violations so much and who gets all the money?
22. What is the Water Resources Commission and what do they do?
23. I thought the City Council was making all water restriction decisions.
24. What is a Drought Plan?