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Mandatory water conservation

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Texas has not seen enough rain in the last year and according to the city, the predictions for the new year don't look too promising.

"It's been designated as an extreme drought and long range projections are that we may not see any substantial relief of this for several years," says Gregory Morgan, Managing Director with the city of Tyler.

Not the news Margaret Davis wants to hear, but she says it will not affect her yard until the springtime.

"This time of year you don't need to water much," says Davis.

And she would know, her yard is part of Tyler's azalea trail.

"I cut the azaleas back, I've always done it myself and I stopped counting when I got to one thousand," says Davis who probably has close to 2,000 azaleas by now.  

She says the recent rain has helped her cut back on watering.

"While we've had some recent rains they have not made a substantial impact on changing the elevation in our lake," says Morgan.

Which led to the implementation of "Step Two"mandatory water conservation.

"Fines can run from a low as 10 dollars a day up to a maximum of 200 dollars per day," says Morgan.

But the city says that's not their goal.

"We want to educate and make people aware of the situation we have and work with them to cooperatively meet the requirements of our plan," says Morgan.

Outdoor water usage is limited to Sundays and Thursdays for customers with a street address ending in an even number or Saturdays and Wednesdays for those with an odd numbered address.

The city also says irrigation must be done between the hours of 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

With nearly 30 years of wonderful memories in her home, Ms. Davis says there is only one thing to do...

"I just pray that God will give us more rain," says Davis.

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