Tulsa, Okla. - The ongoing drought, temperatures in the 60's, and people watering their lawns in the middle of January. It's all prompted water rationing in many places around the state, including Oklahoma City. But it shouldn't be a problem here in Tulsa.
Bob Bledsoe with Tulsa's Public Works Department says Tulsa has a much larger water supply than OKC, and more choices too.
"Y'know we can draw water from Lake Oologah, we virtually own all the water in the Spavinaw Creek drainage, and right now, we're taking water from Lake Hudson," Bledsoe said.
He said Spavinaw is the normal source for Tulsa water, but he said they're giving it a chance to be replenished.
Tulsa's system of water treatment plants have a daily capacity of roughly 210 million gallons.
Even though water usage in Tulsa right now is somewhat higher than normal for January, Bledsoe said it's still only about half of that maximum daily treatment capacity.