Officials: Watering your lawn at the wrong time could cost you hundreds

Water rationing sprinkler

OKLAHOMA CITY – April showers are said to bring May flowers but officials with the City of Oklahoma City say you could be in trouble if you try to help those prized petunias with an extra dose of water at the wrong time.

Even though we are thawing out from a brutal winter, leaders say Oklahoma City’s water supply is still below normal.

Water conservation measures are permanently in effect for residents within the city limits and those who use Oklahoma City water.

Currently, citizens are required to stick to odd/even watering.

If your address ends in an even number, you may only water on even-numbered calendar days.

If your address ends in an odd number, you can water on odd-numbered calendar days.

If the drought worsens, additional conservation measures will go into effect.

Failure to comply with the restrictions could end up costing you $119, $269 or $519.

Even if you do not live in Oklahoma City, you may be required to ration.

The following cities are also included in the restrictions:

  • Blanchard
  • El Reno
  • Moore
  • Mustang
  • Newcastle
  • Norman
  • Piedmont
  • The Village
  • Warr Acres
  • Yukon
  • Canadian County Rural Water District #3
  • The Deer Creek Rural Water Corporation
  • Tinker Air Force Base
  • Pottawatomie County Rural Water District #3.