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Carwashes may be cut off from city water due to drought

July 03, 2014
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas — There was finally some rain in the city this week, but lake levels are still near 20 percent, which is when carwashes will be cut off from using city water, according to Texomashomepage.com.        

The 20 carwashes in Wichita Falls, notes the article, have been forced to close two days a week since the city went into Stage 5 water restrictions on May 17.

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If the combined levels of Lake Arrowhead and Lake Kickapoo reach 20 percent, however, "Car washes will no longer be allowed to take water from the city system. ...  from the city's potable water system," said Wichita Falls Public Works Director Russell Schreiber. The current combined lake levels are 22.7 percent, states the article.

All American Super Car Wash General Manager Jim Caddott said that the wash is continuing to explore numerous ways to keep the company’s 75 workers employed. The options include using well water and hauling water, and Caddott added that “we'll continue to research [options] to find out what's best for our customers, our employees and the long-term viability of our business."

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