Voluntary water rationing is underway in the City of Tulsa.
City leaders tell KRMG that Tulsa water usage was 207 million gallons on Monday. That tops the 198 million gallons used on Sunday.
Consecutive days above 197 million gallons allow the mayor, through an executive order, to implement voluntary water use restrictions. That was done Tuesday morning.
Voluntary restrictions means customers are asked to limit outside watering to the hours between midnight and noon every other day, based on odd-even address numbers.
If water use tops 204 million gallons for two consecutive days, mandatory restrictions will be imposed.
If water use tops reaches 210 million gallons for two days, watering would be restricted to the hours between midnight and noon every other day and with the use of a hand-held hose only.
If use grows higher, then outside watering could be prohibited.
The trigger levels for restrictions are based on the capacity of Tulsa’s two water treatment plants to deliver water to customers.