Huntington asking residents to conserve water

HUNTINGTON, TX (KTRE) - The City of Huntington is asking residents to conserve every drop of water possible.

Monday, city officials asked residents to limit outdoor watering. They urged residents to hold off on watering their plants and lawns until further notice.

It's okay to add water to a swimming pool, but residents should call the city before filling up an empty pool.

Just like other cities, the drought has caused several shifts and breaks in their water lines as well.

"The rains that we usually have in the spring and the early summer recharge those water tables," Huntington City Manager Bruce Milstead said. "We haven't had any kind of rain, so we're getting close to the bottom of those water tables. Hopefully within the next week or so, we'll get a significant rain. If not, we may have to purchase water from Lufkin, which is our ace in a hole."

Milstead added, the city will not run out of water, since they have a water line connected to Lufkin's supply in case of an emergency.

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