TULSA - A break in a 12-inch water line dropped storage capacity for three rural water districts in Rogers County to 40 percent Tuesday, and customers need to conserve for the next few days to help the system recover, officials say.
Charlie Tipton, Supervisor for Rogers Country RWD 9, tells KRMG the break occurred at about 3:00 p.m. Tuesday about three quarters of a mile south of Highway 20 near County Road 4210.
He says the 12-inch PVC line has a capacity of 700 gallons per minute.
They had the break fixed within three hours, but in that time Tipton says he saw storage capacity drop to 40 percent.
By Wednesday morning, that had returned to 70 percent, but he says he's not seeing "a lot of conservation."
He urges customers to cut down on water usage until they can get the system fully restored.
He estimates they should manage to do that by Friday.