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Drought limits taxi service carwashing

July 09, 2014
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas — With drought impacting the city, many businesses, like Skylark Taxi, are having to come up with new ways to keep their vehicles clean, according to Texomashomepage.com.

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A city ordinance requires taxi companies to have clean vehicles, but that may become more difficult with restrictions to carwashes. "The city ordinance requires us to keep our cars clean on the outside and inside, but how can we do that right now,” said Kevin Callahan, the owner of Skylark Taxi.  

Currently, carwashes are open 5 days a week, and they will be forced to stop using Wichita Falls water completely, if Lake Arrowhead and Lake Kickapoo reach 20 percent water levels, continued the article. This would result in more washes being unable to operate.

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If washes continue to be forced to shut down, Callahan said the taxi business would look to bring in commercial companies to clean their cars, he stated in the article.

City Transportation Director John Burrus said if lake levels reach 20 percent, the city would consider updating the ordinance for services like taxis.

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