Drought triggers water limits in Rogers County

Tuesday, August 2nd 2005, 5:57 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) A Rogers County Rural Water District is asking about 10-thousand residents in the northwest section of the county to drastically cut back on non-essential water use because of drought conditions.

The plan limits non-essential water use to two days a week. This is the district's second restriction in a week. The first lasted 48 hours while a pump was prepared.

District Chairman Ed Whitaker says the restriction was necessary because the water treatment plant could not keep pace with demand.

Officials say they are relying on volunteer compliance, but mandatory rationing will be imposed if the voluntary program doesn't cut water usage enough.