More Metro Cities End Mandatory Water Rationing

Friday, August 12th 2011, 12:22 pm
By: News 9

UNDATED – The cities of Edmond and Moore have followed Oklahoma City's lead and ended the mandatory odd/even watering rotation program.

Edmond and Moore made the announcement Thursday, a few hours after Oklahoma City. The rotation program helped the cities maintain adequate water pressure during the record-breaking heat wave.

However, both cities stressed the metro is still experiencing an extreme drought, and they encouraged residents to continue to conserve water. They offer this advice:

  • Concentrate watering trees, shrubs and cool-weather grasses that will die if not watered.
  • Let Bermuda grass go dormant. It will come back in the fall.
  • Make sure sprinklers water the grass and not the concrete.
  • Avoid watering when it's windy.
  • Water in the early morning or late evening hours to prevent water lost to evaporation.

8/11/11 Related Story: Storms Help End Oklahoma City Watering Restrictions