North Texas turns again to critical water source

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

DALLAS (AP) - A water district in North Texas is turning once again to a critical water source to serve 1.6 million thirsty customers living north and east of Dallas.

Lake Texoma was an important source of water for the North Texas Municipal Water District for nearly two decades before invasive zebra mussels were discovered in the lake in 2009.

The Dallas Morning News reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cut the flow of water from Texoma, which borders Oklahoma. That meant more than 27.3 billion gallons of water could no longer be delivered to customers.

The district undertook a $300 million project to build treatment plants and a delivery system that sends Texoma water to Lavon Lake in Collin County.

District officials say Texoma water could once again be serving customers within the next week.

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