Norman lifts watering ban

A mandatory water conservation program that was ordered July 11 has ended in Norman, although city officials are urging residents to continue practicing water conservation on a voluntary basis.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Modified: August 21, 2012 at 10:27 am •  Published: August 21, 2012
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— Cooler temperatures and rainfall on Friday and Saturday prompted city officials Monday to lift restrictions on watering.

A mandatory watering rotation program had been in place since July 11.

City Manager Steve Lewis asked residents to continue to voluntarily conserve water as Oklahoma remains in a serious drought.

Good conservation measures include watering outdoors no more often than every other day and setting sprinklers for late night or early morning operation, Lewis said, and watering only trees, shrubs and cool-weather grasses that will die if not watered.

City officials will continue to monitor the drought. Should conditions warrant, mandatory water conservation could be reinstated.

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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