Heavy Rains Reduce Water Revenues

Tuesday, July 17th 2007, 7:38 am
By: News On 6

UNDATED (AP) _ The heavy rains that have soaked Oklahoma in recent weeks is costing some cities money. Revenue from water sales is down as people use less water statewide because of the rain.

In Enid officials say water sales were down by more than 53 million gallons in May. And Broken Arrow has seen water sales for the first six months of the year fall from 464 million gallons last year to 305 million in 2007.

In Woodward a total of 119 million gallons of water were sold in June, down from 209 million gallons in June of last year.

The state is expected to get a break from the rain for at least a few days. The National Weather Service says there is a 20% chance for rain across southern Oklahoma with only scattered showers elsewhere through the end of the week.