City Of OKC Urges Residents To Conserve Water

City officials are asking customers to conserve water by only dripping indoor faucets that are along exterior walls. If you don’t have any indoor exterior faucets, drip an internal faucet to keep water flowing.

Consider skipping loads of laundry and only run your dishwasher when necessary. Customers can also take shorter showers, turn off the water when brushing your teeth, make sure sprinklers are turned off and promptly repair household leaks.

System-wide demand for water continues to be high, double our typical water demand during the winter.

Water storage tanks are taking longer to fill up contributing to low-water pressure and service interruptions. Typically, nighttime flows are reduced, allowing for water storage tanks to fill. With customers streaming multiple faucets night and day, coupled with system and private water line breaks, water storage tanks are not refilling causing low-pressure and water service interruptions for some customers.

Use water wisely and protect your water lines:

• Leave your cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate.

• Consider only dripping indoor faucets that are on exterior walls. If you don’t have indoor exterior faucets, drip internal faucets to keep water flowing.

• Do not try to use open flames or boiling water to thaw pipes.

• Know where your water shutoff is in case of an emergency.

While our system is capable of meeting high demands during the summertime, regularly scheduled wintertime facility repair has reduced system capacity. Please help your neighbors by using water efficiently.

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