Oklahoma City-area twisters leave path of destruction

Oklahoman Modified: May 11, 2010 at 7:46 pm •  Published: May 11, 2010

/> Oklahoma City Manager Jim Couch said the city has issued an outside watering ban for 48 hours after equipment at the Lake Stanley Draper treatment facility was damaged.

"The Lake Draper Water Treatment Facility provides about half the water for Oklahoma City and some of the suburbs that we provide water to,” Couch said.

OG&E has made the Lake Draper Treatment Plant a priority, Couch said.

Storm damage also led to a similar proposal in Norman. Ken Comisky, utility manager in Norman, said Oklahoma City provided backup to Norman in case the facilities at Lake Thunderbird were damaged. The storm damaged equipment at those facilities as well, which led Norman to ask residents to conserve water. Norman residents may experience a decrease in water pressure.

Weed growth to get strong
This week’s wet weather likely will jump-start the weed season, and city officials warn that grass and weeds more than 12 inches high could launch enforcement actions. Call the Action Center at 297-2535 or log on to www.okc.gov/action to report high grass and weed violations.

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