Amarillo offers water-saving advice during drought

July 7, 2011 7:19:54 AM PDT
The lingering Texas drought has prompted Amarillo leaders to do personalized water-saving public service announcements including advice on cleaning up. In one ad, Mayor Paul Harpole urges Amarillo residents to take shorter showers.

The Amarillo Globe-News reported Thursday that television stations and the newspaper's website are featuring the "Every Drop Counts" spots.

The public service announcements were launched June 29, when city water usage had surpassed 80 million gallons for four days in a row.

City Manager Jarrett Atkinson says recent usage has been below the goal of 74 million gallons per day.

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