The City of Oklahoma City
Citizens asked to continue voluntary water
2, 2009) - Citizens in the southwest Oklahoma City (south of NW 10th Street
and west of Council Road) continue to experience low-water pressure.
All Oklahoma City citizens are asked to help ease these
low-pressure problems by continuing their voluntary water conservation
Low water pressure generally affects citizens at the far reaches of the
pipeline system or those in areas in which a water main has broken.
“Oklahoma City has ample raw water supplies,”
Slaughter said. “But
when temperatures are high and rainfall is low, we tend to use a lot of
water, especially on our yards.”
The following best-watering steps will help to minimize water use:
- Water the lawn only when it needs it and in the early morning or
late afternoon. Watering in
the middle of the day allows most of the water to evaporate.
- Make sure the sprinkler is aimed at the lawn not the street or
- If you water when it’s windy, water will go everywhere but on the
These water-saving tips will further our voluntary conservation efforts:
- Use a broom instead of your hose to clean the driveway or sidewalk.
- Run the dishwasher or washing machine only for full loads.
- Keep a bottle of drinking water in the refrigerator.
Running the tap to cool water is wasteful.
- Reduce the use of the garbage disposal.
It requires a great deal of water for operation.
Dispose of food scraps and peelings in the trash or compost bin.
- Fix leaky faucets.
Drops of two tablespoons a minute can waste 15 gallons of water a day,
105 gallons a week and 5,460 gallons a year.
- Install flow restrictors or washer-less faucets.
- Don’t use the toilet as a wastebasket.
A toilet uses 5 to 7 gallons of water per flush.
Low-flow toilets use only about 1.5 gallons per flush.
- Turn off the water while brushing your teeth or shaving and save
about 2 gallons of water.
- Also, when cleaning a fish tank, water houseplants with the dirty
water. It’s rich in
nitrogen and phosphorous.
- Decline the complimentary water in restaurants.
Every water glass used requires two glasses of water to wash and