The Edmond Sun

January 17, 2013

Metro water rationing won't affect Edmond customers


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — City of Edmond water customers are not affected by the recent metro area mandatory water rationing put in place. Oklahoma City announced water rationing to its customers Thursday morning drew to low lake levels affected by the current drought.

“Our metropolitan area is in desperate need of rainfall to help replenish our water supplies. We are very fortunate in Edmond that our water supplies — both Arcadia Lake and our 56 water wells — are all at normal levels,” said Ashleigh Clark, City of Edmond Public Information Officer.

Although Edmond water customers are not affected by the mandatory rationing, residents are asked to be aware of the new odd/even voluntary water rationing schedule for outdoor irrigation this summer. Annually, the city’s water usage more than doubles during the summer months to 10 million to 11 million gallons per day.

To help manage water resources, the City of Edmond starts a voluntary water conservation schedule annually on June 1. This year’s voluntary conservation effort will consist of any street address ending in an odd number can water landscaping on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Addresses ending in an even number can water landscaping on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. There will be no watering recommended on Sundays.

This voluntary plan also will seek to discourage outdoor water usage from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Visit edmondok.com/conservationplan for details about the new schedule.

For more information about the City of Edmond conservation practices both indoors and outside, visit edmondwater.com/real.