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Plano residents urged to conserve water and power through weekend



PLANO, TX – Plano said in an announcement that it is not shutting off its water system and no boil order is in effect.

But the city pleaded with residents to conserve water.

“As frozen pipes burst, our demand for water is not keeping pace with our supply,” the city said.

Residents are being asked to conserve water as much as possible. That means using water only for restrooms and eating or drinking. Dishes and clothing should not be washed.

Steps should also be taken to avoid burst pipes.

If you have power, faucets should be left dripping for 30 minutes and then can be shut off for two hours. If you do not have power, faucets should be turned on so they slowly drip.

Additionally, cabinet doors should be left open for exterior wall faucets.

The water supply to a leak or burst pipe should be shut off as soon as possible to minimize damage and conserve water. Residents should also help their neighbors if they need to shut off their water.