Just shortly after announcing a voluntary water conservation plan last week, city officials realized more was needed in these times of extreme heat and drought. On August 1st, Oklahoma City instituted a mandatory watering rotation. The city had a similar requirement last year, but it was the first of its kind in a decade.
The rules are effective immediately and in place until further notice. Residents and businesses with addresses ending in even numbers can only water on even-numbered calendar dates, and those with odd-numbered addresses should only water on odd-numbered days. Note, however, this restriction only applies to yard sprinklers and irrigation systems. Hand watering is allowed any day.
8/14 Update: The city has ended the mandatory watering rules.
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