WICHITA FALLS, TX — Stage three water restrictions have led city leaders here to restrict hours for carwash operations, TexomasHomePage.com reported.

The Feb. 6 story stated that the city is in the grip of a devastating drought. As a result, all self-serve and full-service carwashes within the city limits must close the carwash portions of their business one day per week.

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"We have to close one day a week. Our other location is already closed one day a week on Sundays, so it doesn't really affect it, but this location will be closing on Tuesdays," Chris Ayers, general manager of All American Car Wash, said in the story. The closing will cut business at the wash by about 800 cars each week.

Vickie’s Auto Car Wash, a mobile service, washes vehicles at area car dealerships. Under stage three restrictions, dealerships can only wash cars one day per week.

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Enoc Rodriguez, owner of Vickie’s, said in the story he found a way to avoid the operations shut down. City leaders told Rodriguez that he can buy wastewater from a local wastewater plant. The business can continue working anytime as long as it uses that water.

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