Bartlesville residents thankful for rain, want more

Saturday, April 20th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Water woes in Bartlesville already have residents not watering their lawns or washing their cars. Many are buying bottled water in an effort to conserve what's left of the city's supply at Hulah Lake.

A record drought in the watershed has lake levels down 80%, and Bartlesville officials say the situation could not be more dire. In a meeting Friday with city leaders, the US Army Corps of Engineers agreed to sell water at a discount rate to the city for the next 90 days out of Copan Lake.

After filing paperwork, the earliest the city could get the water would be next week.

Bartlesville residents hope that the rain Friday and Saturday will make a difference.