City officials are asking all residents and businesses who useOklahoma Citywater to practice voluntary water conservation efforts. Some are feeling the effects of extremely high temperatures and heavy water use – lower water pressure.
Lower-water pressure can happen anywhere in the City but especially for those who live at the far edges of the city. As water is used along its way through the pipeline, the lower pressure will be for those at the far edges of the water system.
Reducing the amount of water used on the yards and landscapes will greatly help our neighbors maintain adequate pressure and conserve our treated water supply. Watering fewer days each week and for less time will allow the treatment plant to maintain a sufficient amount of treated water in storage tanks.
Residents, businesses, landscape maintenance companies and homeowner associations are encouraged to reduce outdoor water by:
Watering yards and landscaping no more than three times a week
Watering between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m., times of low water demand. Most of the water evaporates when watering during the day.
Resetting sprinkler system frequencies to fewer days and less time.
Mowing grass at a higher level – at least 2 to 3 inches – to reduce evaporation and root stress.
Getting used to brown Bermuda grass. It’s dormant and will come back once temperatures drop and rainfall increases.
SOURCE: City of Oklahoma City