EL RENO, Oklahoma -- The City of El Reno has ended its recently implemented water rationing program Friday morning.
Oklahoma City was able to get its Overholser Water treatment facility back in service, which ads an additional 15-20 million gallons of water a day to its distribution system.
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This allowed Oklahoma City to end its mandatory water rationing program. It will also allow municipal customers, such as the City of El Reno, the ability to supplement any shortages in their respective water systems from the Oklahoma City water supply line.
Although the mandatory water rationing program has been lifted, the City of El Reno is asking its water customers to voluntarily continue the water rationing policies recently implemented and exercise conservation when utilizing water for personal use.
In an effort to conserve in-house, El Reno is continuing its self-imposed water rationing of municipal facilities. This includes water conservation of recreational field irrigation and irrigation at the Crimson Creek Golf Course.
Below are additional tips to help El Reno citizens maximize their water usage for lawns and landscaping.
• Water in the early morning or evening hours when the weather is coolest. Watering during the heat of the day maximizes evaporation and the amount of water that will reach a lawn and/or landscaping.
• Make sure the sprinkler is pointed so that water always reaches the yard, not the street or sidewalk.
• Watering in heavy wind will also lead to less water reaching the desired destination.
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