Oklahoma City implements mandatory watering program

All citizens and communities using OKC water are subject to the program, including:

• The Village
• Warr Acres
• Lake Aluma
• Piedmont
• Moore
• El Reno
• Edmond
• Yukon
• Mustang
• Norman
• Blanchard
• Deer Creek
• Canadian County District 3

Houses with addresses ending in even numbers may use yard sprinklers and irrigation systems on even-numbered dates; odd numbers on odd-numbered dates. However, hand watering via hose is allowed any day.

With current drought conditions, water demand is extremely high, making water pressure low. The rotation program is expected to alleviate that. Furthermore, the city advises:
• Avoid watering between 6 and 10 p.m., when indoor water is in high demand.
• Water only when needed, in early morning or late afternoon.
• Avoid watering in the middle of the day, when most of it will evaporate.
• Keep sprinklers aimed at the lawn, not at the street or sidewalk.
• Avoid watering when conditions are windy.

The program remains in effect until further notice.

Gazette staff

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