Water http://publicradiotulsa.org en Water Rationing Avoided for Time Being http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/water-rationing-avoided-time-being <p>Water usage for the City of Tulsa and area customers reached 202.07 yesterday, July 31, which keeps residents and customers on voluntary restrictions. If water usage had reached 204 million gallons or more yesterday, the mayor would have enacted mandatory restrictions.</p><p>City ordinance states that if water use tops 197 million gallons per day (mgd) for two consecutive days, Stage 1 voluntary water restrictions will be asked for. That means customers are asked to limit outside watering to the hours between midnight and noon every other day, based on odd-even address numbers.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:50:11 +0000 KWGS News 23300 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Water Rationing Avoided for Time Being Official News and Horticultural Views on Water Usage in the City of Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/official-news-and-horticultural-views-water-usage-city-tulsa <p>Earlier today, Mayor Dewey Bartlett asked the citizens of Tulsa and its surrounding communities to voluntarily restrict their water usage. This request was based on that fact that 207.3 million gallons of water were used by Tulsans yesterday; this amount surpassed the point at which City of Tulsa ordinance requires the mayor to ask for voluntary restrictions on outside watering. In fact, if the same rate of water usage occurs today, Tuesday the 31st, then Tulsans will be looking at mandatory water restrictions. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 21:05:16 +0000 Rich Fisher 23263 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Official News and Horticultural Views on Water Usage in the City of Tulsa Water Restrictions in Place in Tulsa http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/water-restrictions-place-tulsa <p>Tulsa water customers used 207.3 million gallons Monday and surpassed the trigger point at which City ordinance directs the mayor to ask for voluntary restrictions on outside watering.</p><p>If the amount of water used Tuesday surpasses 204 million gallons, it would surpass the trigger point for mandatory restrictions.</p><p>Mayor Dewey Bartlett is signing an executive order today asking for the voluntary restrictions.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:27:11 +0000 KWGS News 23237 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Water Restrictions in Place in Tulsa Lots of Water, but Tulsa's Pumps are Old http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/lots-water-tulsas-pumps-are-old <p>The City of Tulsa has plenty of water in its reservoir lakes, but the age of the pumping equipment is a concern. Mayor Bartlett says they are replacing the equipment as the city has the funds available</p><p>City officials are keeping a close watch on the water usage, because they don&rsquo;t want to over extend the pumps.</p><p>Rationing of water will start when the city has two consecutive days of water usage at or over 197-million gallons per day.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:02:55 +0000 KWGS News 22721 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Lots of Water, but Tulsa's Pumps are Old Braggs Residents Asked to Conserve Water http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/braggs-residents-asked-conserve-water <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">BRAGGS, Okla. (AP) &mdash; Officials in Braggs say the town is facing a water shortage.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 14px;">Town Clerk Rebecca Smith says all 416 water customers have been asked to avoid outdoor watering and to not fill their swimming pools. Tulsa television station KOTV reports that the town hopes to open up a shared water line between Fort Braggs and the city of Braggs.</span></p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:12:08 +0000 Associated Press 21124 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Braggs Residents Asked to Conserve Water