This meter measures water sold from a hydrant near Prospect Oil Field Services.
This meter measures water sold from a hydrant near Prospect Oil Field Services. (Cherry Rushin)
The Lost Creek Reservoir, Jacksboro’s water supply, has dipped below 1,000 feet, triggering the first level of drought contingency.

City council members discussed bulk water sales at their meeting Tuesday night.

City Manager Mike Smith presented the council with data estimating that if bulk water sales continued at 100,000 gallons sold per day, the estimated number of days to reach the next level — moderate drought contingency would be 554 days assuming the lake caught no water. At that level, Smith said bulk sales would be discontinued according to the drought contingency plan.


The restrictions for mild drought contingency are all voluntary and request that citizens restrict lawn watering to once every five days, car washing to once a week and request a reduction in household usage.

Council member Ken Joslin said he would like to consider raising the bulk water rate.

Also at the meeting, council voted to approve a resolution authorizing the city manager to negotiate and enter into agreements for communication antennas on city water towers.

Smith said he was approached by New Source Broadband wanting to install antennas on the southwest water tower to expand internet services in Jacksboro.

Read the full article in the Jack County Herald, Mar. 14