Texico may implement stricter conservation measures

CNJ staff

In recent meetings the Texico City Council discussed the possibility of moving to Phase II water conservation, which would implement fines for residents who did not comply with the conservation efforts, according to city officials.

The city is currently at Phase I of water conservation which is voluntary, but drought weather and the amount of water usage by Texico residents this summer have caused concern among officials, Carolyn Johnson, Texico city clerk said.

Although water conservation was discussed at the June 10 and June 24 city council meetings, the discussion has been tabled due to recent rain, according to Johnson. She said the council will revisit the topic in a meeting sometime next month.