City ends voluntary water restrictions
BY KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Monday, August 13, 2012
8/13/12 at 4:28 PM
The city has lifted the voluntary water restrictions it implemented July 31, city officials said Monday.
The restrictions also applied to residents of Jenks, Owasso and Bixby, which receive water from the city of Tulsa.
Mayor Dewey Bartlett signed an executive order Monday ending the voluntary restrictions.
The restrictions were implemented after the city used 198.09 million gallons of water on July 29 and 207.3 million gallons July 30.
The restrictions included limiting outside watering to between midnight and noon every other day, based on odd-even address numbers. Even-numbered street addresses could water on even-numbered calendar days, and odd-numbered addresses on odd-numbered days.
The July 30 usage figure is the highest of the year.
Sunday’s water usage was 178.1 million gallons, marking the eighth day in a row daily usage did not reach 197 million gallons.
An automatic sprinkler system waters the lawn of a home in a neighborhood near 91st and Sheridan in Tulsa. MICHAEL WYKE/Tulsa World File