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New water use rules to nix at-home washing

January 31, 2012
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LUBBOCK, TX — New water restrictions here will start April 1 and at-home carwashing will not be allowed, KCBD reported.

The Jan. 30 story said the city needs to limit their water usage as it looks like a dry summer looms ahead. Director of Water Resources & Environmental Mgt. Aubrey Spear said in the story, “The weather forecasts are calling for continued dry weather. At least for the next three months and possibly into the summer. We need to plan ahead and make sure we have plenty of water.”

Spear also said there won’t be any warnings to violators who will be charged a $200 fine.

Andrew Zamora, president of Racer Classic Car Wash, told readers of the story that a professional carwash is the best eco-friendly choice. “When you and I wash our car in the driveway at home, we will use anywhere between 80 and 180 gallons in a 10-minute period,” Zamora said in the story.