East Texas — Two rural water suppliers are asking their customers to limit outdoor water usage during this year's drought.
West Harrison Water Supply in Hallsville wants customers to spare watering during the daily peak hours of 6 to 8 a.m. and 5 until 9 p.m., along with times during high winds which dry out watering. Meanwhile, Cross Roads Special Utility District east of Kilgore has maintained stage I drought contingency for its customers since June 18.
Several other water suppliers, including Elderville, Chalk Hill, Harleton, Glenwood and Liberty City, reported no conservation measures had been taken as of Wednesday. Officials with Tryon Road and Crystal Farms water suppliers did not return messages from the Longview News-Journal.
"We have had no need (to initiate drought contingency) at this point," Liberty City Office Manager Jan Conlin. "We've had adequate support."
West Harrison General Manager Stan Jackson said conservation is completely voluntary at this time.
"Next month, we're going to look closely at our plan," Jackson said. "We're just cautious."
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