SOWC suggests water restrictions

ARDMORE, OK - The Southern Oklahoma Water Corporation is asking customers to start rationing their water consumption.

SOWC said due to the extremely dry conditions, equipment failures and the need reserve water for fire protection, they are asking you to limit the amount of water used for non-essential purposes.

They said that includes things like outdoor watering.

The restriction applies until further notice.


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  • by j Location: ardmore on Jul 25, 2012 at 05:00 AM
    Glad I don't use SOWC as a source of water. Basically, if you do, forget any efforts in attempting to increase the visual appeal and value of your home through lawn and landscape - they'll just come around every summer and ask you to voluntarily kill it all, after you spent a ton of money and time on it.
  • by Ann on Jul 24, 2012 at 05:02 PM
    So is this mandatory or voluntary?!
  • by Concerned for Lake Murray Location: Ardmore on Jul 24, 2012 at 08:46 AM
    It's definitely time to call the State Tourism and Recreation Dept. and inquire as to why SOWC is even still pumping out of Lake Murray! After talking to some people the understanding was that SOWC could pump out of Lake Murray as long as the water level didn't get below a certain point (which was 36 or 37 inches). As of July 4th, the lake was down 48 inches. If their pump broke down yesterday, then they are still pumping out of the lake. Lake Murray is a recreational lake. It's almost 5 feet down from normal. SOWC shouldn't even be allowed to pump out of there at this stage (in my opinion). Time to do some investigating!
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      by Ardmorite on Jul 24, 2012 at 10:30 AM in reply to Concerned for Lake Murray
      "Time to do some investigating!" Lake Murray was built by the WPA for water conservation not for recreation.
  • by Ken Location: not Ardmore on Jul 23, 2012 at 08:52 PM
    I like the "ask" and then "restrictions in effect until further notice" Another example of a break down maintenance program and not planning for scenarios like this. Now we have to kill all the plants in our yards because of SOWC's sorry management.
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