Yukon Begins Water Conservation Program

Monday, July 11th 2011, 5:39 pm
By: News 9


YUKON, Oklahoma – Yukon has joined a growing list of cities in the metro and implemented a mandatory water conservation program.

To help conserve water, residents are asked to:

  • Water using sprinklers and irrigation systems depending on the final digit of your house number; odd numbers on odd days and even numbers on even days. (Outside hand watering with a hose is allowed any day.)
  • Avoid outdoor watering between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., which is peak water usage time indoors.
  • Water lawns only when needed, preferably during the early morning and late afternoon. Watering in the middle of the day is not recommended due to possible evaporation.
  • Make sure your sprinkler is aimed at your lawn and not the street or sidewalk.
  • Avoid watering when it's windy.

City Manger Grayson Bottom said the program will begin immediately.

"As a result of hot temperatures, low rainfall and our water purchase agreement with Oklahoma City, we are asking for our citizens' help in conserving our water supply," Grayson said.

Yukon's daily water production has more than doubled during the last couple of months, ranging from 3 million to 6 million gallons of water per day.

07/12/2011 Related Story: Edmond Implements Odd-Even Watering Schedule.

07/11/2011 Related Story: Oklahoma City Implements Mandatory Odd/Even Watering Rotation

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