The city of Bethany implements a water rationing procedure

BETHANY, Okla. (KFOR) – Bethany officials say they need to take more drastic measures to meet the community’s demand for water.

“The citizens of Bethany have not responded to Stage 2 water rationing. As a result, our booster pumps cannot meet demand,” the City of Bethany posted on Facebook.

As a result, the city of Bethany is moving to Stage 4 of water rationing for a week.

Residents will only be allowed to hand water the gardens and flowerbeds.

“The Town of Bethany is working diligently to track water usage. Despite the rains we received in the previous months, the City’s water comes from wells. For this reason, rainfall amounts do not impact our city’s water levels as they would in a reservoir system. Water availability is not a critical issue; however, the capacity of our pumps is. In short, water levels are good, but our pumps and boosters cannot keep up with demand,” the city said.

If the pumps can’t keep up with the latest rationing measures, the city says it has the option of buying water from Oklahoma City. However, this could result in a large bill.

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