WICHITA FALLS, Texas — A recent water ban caused local carwashes to consider other methods to stay open for business during severe drought, according to the Times Record News.

The town’s stage-five drought closed a Wichita Falls carwash two days per week. The article said that if lake levels drop to 20 percent, carwashes may be banned from using any water.

All American Car Wash General Manager Jim Cadotte said he has looked into bringing in water and even using well water if they can treat it with chemicals first, said the article.

Chuck Bradley, owner of Quick and Easy Touchless Automatic Car Wash, said the town’s 170 restaurants use more water than the town’s 17 carwashes.

All American Car Wash Owner Larry Ayres said the proposed restrictions could lead to job losses, and he recommends restaurant owners provide only bottled water, which one restaurant has already done, noted the article.

Eighty percent of the water at All American locations is recycled.

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