Creek County Rural Water District No. 7, which has headquarters in Mounds, issued a notice Wednesday announcing voluntary water rationing.
The district also has released a schedule for outdoor watering:
"If customers will abide by this schedule, we may prevent having to go to mandatory water rationing," district superintendent Charles Linnet said in a statement. "…These measures are necessary due to the dry conditions and the hot weather. "
Linnet also said he is unable to provide a timetable, but hopes the drastic measures will be short-lived.