Voluntary restrictions had mixed results. The most aggressive, mandatory restrictions yielded the strongest results, according to staff reports.
Every city in the study reduced per capita water use during the study period by using water restrictions.
City staff took notes on concerns voiced by council members and will have a final draft ready for consideration by the city council soon.
In addition to the lessons learned during the recent drought, council members said more aggressive conservation measures were called for in the city’s recent 2060 Strategic Water Supply Plan, which examines possible solutions for Norman’s long-term water needs.