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Good news for those who have held off on watering their lawns.

Bill King, Executive Director of Texarkana Water Utilities has ended the voluntary water reduction that was advised for residents of Texarkana, Ark., and Texas on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015.
“Thank you so much to the residents who made huge efforts to conserve water,” King said. “Their efforts were felt and were very helpful during our repairs to get the issue resolved.”
Texarkana Water Utilities crews have been working on the 36” pipe leak on North State Line Avenue since early Saturday morning, and are now cleaning up the site to return to normal activities. Residents can return to normal water usage immediately.

The Texarkana Water Utilities had asked Texarkana area residents on Monday to refrain from all non-essential water use with a focus on irrigation.Home and business owners were asked to curtail non-essential water use including watering yards, flowers and plants and filling swimming pools, running sprinklers for recreation and more.The repairs were expected to have been completed by late Monday but took a little longer than had been anticipated to complete.The repairs are expected to be made by the end of Monday, Sept. 7, 2015, and a follow-up release will be sent when repairs are complete and water usage can return to normal.