The Moore American

January 22, 2013

Moore begins water rationing

American Staff
The Moore American

MOORE — City officials have implemented a mandatory odd/even watering program in Moore, effective Jan. 17.

The rotation program includes residents and businesses and remains in effect until further notice.

Citizens whose address numbers end in an even number may water their yards on even-numbered days. Likewise, citizens whose house numbers end in an odd number may water on odd-numbered days.

Completely turning off sprinkler systems is preferable. More stringent outdoor water use restrictions are likely as the drought continues.

The conservation efforts are a result of forecasts from the National Weather Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center that predict lower than normal rainfall will continue through the spring. The drought conditions Oklahoma has experienced since 2011 will continue for at least several more months.

Residents are encouraged to conserve water and reduce their water bills by installing faucets that use less water, low-flow toilets and high efficiency water-using appliances.