Water Haulers Concerned Their Water Source Would be Shut Off

One type of business is concerned that they and their customers trying to keep their trees and shrubs alive will suffer because of an emergency water reuse project.
WICHITA FALLS, TX (texomashomepage.com) -- One type of business is concerned that they and their customers trying to keep their trees and shrubs alive will suffer because of the emergency water reuse project.

Some water haulers currently get treated affluent water from the Wichita Falls River Road Treatment Plant. They pay two dollars and 50 cents for each thousand gallons of water. But that water could be shut off once the reuse pipeline project is up and running.

"I've got customers all over the country, that planted this tree and their grandchildren live in that house and they don't want to see these trees and shrubs go down," said water hauler Danny Glenn.

Public Works Director Russell Schreiber says water haulers have been notified that they will be cut off, at least until the city sees how much water the reuse project will take from the River Road facility.

He says contractors will have first chance to buy the remaining water, then irrigators buying water for landscapes. He says the city is also looking into a way to get the water Sheppard uses for its golf course, which is set to be closed soon, back into the system.


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