Normans invited to save water

NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – Norman town leaders are asking residents to conserve water as temperatures reach dangerous levels.

The Town of Norman requires voluntary water conservation measures from Norman utility customers.

The demand stems from increased water demand and the failure of a water pump at Lake Thunderbird, which is Norman’s main source of drinking water.

The water pump should be replaced within the next 11 days.

In the meantime, residents and businesses are asked to limit outdoor watering from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and to respect the odd/even watering schedule.

Residents should also limit the washing of their vehicles and the use of water for recreational activities.

Also, delay any landscaping installation for the time being.

“With the support and cooperation of the community, we can achieve moderate to
ensuring an adequate water supply,” said Chris Mattingly, director of utilities for the town of Norman.

Officials say an adequate water supply is essential to maintaining fire protection and sanitation operations. The city’s average water usage is 14 million gallons per day, but summer levels are currently 23 million gallons per day.

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