(Wylie, Texas – August 28, 2014) Effective September 1, 2014, to ensure water quality is maintained once a week with sprinklers or irrigation systems through the end of October 2014. Water customers should verify their specific watering day schedule with their City or appropriate water provider.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality requires that water providers maintain chlorine residuals in transmission and distribution systems to assure water quality so that the treated water supply is safe for use. Annually, chlorine residuals are depleted by increases in temperature during summer months. During the summer of 2014, NTMWD consumers have reduced their water usage so well that maintaining chlorine residuals has been compounded by the decreased demands.
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