Water Restrictions Could Hit Economic Development 08/09/11
CBS 7 News
August 9, 2011
Midland, Texas – Continuing drought conditions and the quickly disappearing water supply has west Texas cities desperately looking for a way to limit water use. The City of Midland continues to go over their 22 million gallon daily limit set by CRMWD, which means Stage 3 of the Drought Contingency Plan may be implemented.
According to City Council Member John James, further restrictions will be discussed at the August 23, 2011 City Council meeting.
One major concern for city leaders and developers is a component of Stage 4 of the Contingency Plan that would prevent any new businesses or homes to connect to the City’s water supply.
The plan states, “No applications for new, additional, expanded, or increased-in-size Water service connections, meters, service lines, pipeline extensions, mains, or Water service facilities of any kind shall be allowed or approved.”
For the entire Drought Contingency Plan for Midland, click here.