Claremore Daily Progress

Foyil

July 13, 2011

Rural Water District 3 orders water rationing

CLAREMORE — Rogers County Rural Water District 3 told customers Wednesday to stop watering plants and washing cars on certain days because its water shortage has become critical.

Customers could face fines or have their water shut off if they do not comply, according to the district’s email to customers.

“Without immediate reduction of water consumption, the entire district could find itself in a very dangerous position in regards to the health and public safety,” the email says. “The district desperately needs everyone to remain calm, conserve as much as possible and adhere to the mandatory water rationing plan.”

The district wants customers to limit “non-essential” watering to three days a week. That includes landscaping, yards, trees, gardens, car washing and pools, the email says.

Non-essential watering for every customer is banned Sundays.

It’s also banned Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for those west of North 177th Avenue — or eastern Owasso — and between NS 4150 Road and the Verdigris River, or an area north of Claremore.

The schedule is Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for those east of North 177th East Avenue and west of the Verdigris River — the Keetonville Hill area — and east of NS 4150 Road, or the Foyil area.

According to the district’s email, “The district needs everyone to conserve as much water as possible and adhere to the mandatory water rationing plan in order to keep the water flowing and keep the district’s patrons in a suitable supply of portable drinking water.”

District manager Rick Stull warned last week that overwhelming demand and unusually hot weather had cut some areas’ water pressure in half during parts of the day, saying the district was almost in a crisis.

He said the district has been trying to upgrade its equipment to handle hot summers, but no one expected to have problems like this.

Rural Water District 3 covers a 35-mile swath from eastern Owasso in Tulsa County to Mayes County east of Foyil.

It includes an area between 66th and 106th Streets at the Tulsa County line to roughly county roads 410 and 350 at the Mayes County line, including Foyil, Tacora Hills and a portion of rural Claremore north of about Blue Starr Drive and west of Highway 88.

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