Local & Regional
Wed June 27, 2012
Early heat wave hikes water usage in Tulsa
Members of Tulsa’s Heat Coalition urge caution in this heat wave. They also have a reminder about water usage. It’s way up for this time of year. More gallons were used Monday than on any one day in all of June last summer. Bob Bledsoe with the city of Tulsa says 164 million gallons were consumed Monday, topping the highest usage day in June last year by 13 million gallons.
Bledsoe says the city is not at the point yet where you are asked to voluntarily curb water for non-essential purposes, but that level could be reached if the summer has extended extreme heat periods like last year.