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OKLAHOMA – It’s getting chilly out there!

But, just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean it’s alright to forget about water conservation.

Water conservation enforcers are still out and about writing fines. In fact, the water conservation enforcement team will issue citations to those who water on days the thermometer reads 32 degrees or below.

The Progressive Water Conservation Program prohibits watering during freezing temperatures to reduce water waste and ice on city streets.

Citations will be issued for water conservation violations:

First offense: $202 ($119 plus $83 court costs)

Second offense: $352 ($269 plus $83 court costs)

Third offense: $612 ($519 plus $83 court costs)

The Utilities Department Line Maintenance employees advise everyone to winterize their pipes and sprinkler systems soon.

No one likes pipes to break, especially on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day.

Oklahoma City is under mandatory, year round odd-even watering schedule.

Citizens whose address numbers end in an even number may water their yards on even-numbered days and citizens whose house numbers end in an odd number may water on odd-numbered days.  All customers are asked to minimize the potential for overspray onto city streets. Communities that use Oklahoma City water are required to abide by all conservation requirements in the program.

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