by Gordon Wolf
Water levels in Denison Municipal Utilities (DMU) wells tended to rise throughout July 1–15, but are still well below what they should be. For this reason, the Water Watch water conservation measure will remain in place for the time being.
The Water Watch, the first and least severe of the three water conservation measures, went into effect on June 9.
Jack Webb, director of the water department, noted that the water levels in the wells rose from one foot to two feet or more in some of them, and that the level was falling in a well, but the general trend was upward.
“But when you have four months of downtrends, it’s not going to come back very quickly,” Webb added. “It’s a bit of an increase from the previous reading, but we have a long way to go to get back to where we were.”
He said any cooler weather and precipitation received in July was a bonus.
“I think we’ll have a good summer, unless we have a pump failure or something on a well. Just that the wells stay the same or increase slightly is a plus, ”said Webb.
“I don’t think we should, under any circumstances, lift the water watch at this point. We will need conservation, but we don’t have to make it tougher than it is now with a slight upward movement in what we are seeing, ”he added.