Claremore Daily Progress

Top Stories

July 18, 2012

RWD-3 implements water rationing

CLAREMORE — Effective immediately, Rogers County Rural Water District No. 3 customers are under a mandatory water rationing schedule. District officials announced the rationing Wednesday due to increase usage.

The mandatory water rationing is for all non-essential water usage which includes landscaping, yards, trees, gardens, car washing and pools, according to RWD-3 General Manager Rick Stull. 
However, the district is instituting an every-other-day usage plan for customers, similar to the plan it utilized in 2011.
Rationing has been prompted by customers using more water than the district can produce, Stull said.
The district’s storage facilities are “very low and water for fire protection could be jeopardized” without implementing a rationing plan.
Alternating Schedule
Customers living  west of North 177Th East Avenue are allowed water outside only on Monday, Wednesday and 
Residents living east of North 177th East Avenue and west of the Verdigris River or west of the Caney River may water outside only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Customers living west of NS-4150 Road (Owalla Road), east of the Verdigris River and/or east of the Caney River may water outside on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 
Residents living east of NS-4150 Road (Owalla Road) may water outside only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 
The district is mandating no watering on Sundays for all customers. 
“Non-complying customers will be written a warning for the first offence and for any subsequent offense(s) non-complying customers risk the shutting off of their water at the meter,” said Stull.  “The situation has become extremely serious and if the mandatory water rationing is not honored, and the current conditions remain, the District will have to further curtail usage by further and more stringent rationing which would ban all non-essential water use, implement fines and turn off meters for any non-complying customers.

Text Only
Top Stories
  • Grand Jury recesses until June 24

    The multicounty grand jury charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials recessed Thursday until June 24-26, saying it needed to hear from more witnesses before returning a finding in the matter.

    April 17, 2014

  • Harps Food opens new store in Inola

    On April 23, Harps Food Stores will reach a new milestone in their company’s history with the opening of its 75th store. 

    April 17, 2014

  • helping children Tri-County CASA seeks additional volunteers as child abuse cases increase

    From 2010-2013, Oklahoma has seen an increase in children entering foster care. According to Oklahoma Department of Human Services reports, approximately 11,000 children are in state’s custody because of child abuse or neglect — 4,000 in the Tulsa area alone and more than 100 in Rogers County.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Judge refuses to dismiss Grubowski in DA suit

    A judge has denied businessman Myron Grubowski's motion to remove him from the defamation lawsuit filed by District Attorney Janice Steidley against sponsors of last fall's unsuccessful citizens petition for a local grand jury investigation of her  office.

    April 17, 2014

  • Controversial schools chief attracts crowd of opponents

    The field of candidates running for state school superintendent is unusually large — a sign of broad interest in what observers say is sure to be a referendum on the incumbent, Dr. Janet Barresi.

    April 17, 2014

  • Jennifer Hodges Claremont Elementary teacher named the winner of $2,500 classroom grant

    Jennifer Hodges, a fifth grade teacher at Claremont Elementary, has been named winner of a $2,500 grant through the Farmers Insurance Thank A Million Teachers program. The national initiative invites citizens to offer thanks to teachers, past and present, who have made a difference in their lives.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Commissioners hire outside counsel

    The Rogers County Commissioners hired outside legal counsel Monday to contest the $28 million civil judgment paid to Material Service Corp.

    April 16, 2014

  • Council adopts TIF ordinances

    At a special meeting of the Claremore City Council on Monday, City Manager Jim Thomas briefly addressed the traffic congestion   caused a week ago by railroad crossing repair work.

    April 16, 2014

  • Grand jury reviewing misconduct accusations reconvenes in OKC

    The multicounty grand jury charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials reconvenes today in Oklahoma City.

    April 15, 2014

  • anderson statement No Public Meeting
    The Rogers County Commissioners announced Monday they will not host a public meeting to address the findings of the recently released Oklahoma State Auditor’s report.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo


Severe storm season is beginning. Do you have a storm readiness plan at home?

     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video