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Norman City Council to consider water contract with Del City

Norman City Council members Tuesday will consider a contract with Del City that would allow them to buy that city's surplus water from Lake Thunderbird.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: March 26, 2013
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An ongoing drought has resulted in an unusually low level at Lake Thunderbird. The Central Oklahoma Master Conservancy District, Lake Thunderbird's governing body, already has ordered Norman, Del City and Midwest City to cut their usage by 10 percent.

If the drought continues, the cities may be asked to cut back even more. That could affect Norman's ability to buy water from Del City, officials said.

In other business, council members will consider a contract with Allied Waste Systems to provide recycling services for the city.

A contract with Waste Management, which has provided a weekly curbside recycling service since 2008, has expired. The new contract with a different firm would change the service from a weekly curbside collection to every other week.

Residents will be provided “polycarts” for the service, which would hold more items than the bins currently in use. Cardboard would be added as a recyclable item, something not now collected curbside.

by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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