Oklahoma tornadoes: Power restored at Oklahoma City water plant

Residents were asked to avoid turning on water-using appliances and to shut off outdoor watering systems while power was out.
BY WILLIAM CRUM Staff Writer wcrum@opubco.com Modified: May 22, 2013 at 12:21 am •  Published: May 21, 2013
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Power was restored to the Lake Draper water treatment plant Tuesday afternoon, nearly 24 hours after it was knocked out by the tornado, prompting concerns about low water pressure throughout Oklahoma City.

Residents were asked to avoid turning on water-using appliances and to shut off outdoor watering systems while power was out. Restaurants were advised to take precautions to make sure pressure was high enough to properly wash dishes.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric crews worked overnight and into the afternoon before finally bringing the power back up. Oklahoma City serves roughly 200,000 water customers.




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