The Norman Transcript

July 13, 2013

City encourages odd-even watering

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — City officials on Friday encouraged water customers to practice odd-even watering during these periods of high temperatures and lack of rain.

 Odd-even watering is using outside irrigation and watering practices based on your house address.  Houses with odd ending addresses, water on odd numbered calendar days; houses with even ending addresses, water on even numbered calendar days.  This significantly reduces the ‘peak’ effect of everyone wanting to water at the same time.

  With peak water demands exceeding the City’s ability to supply, the City of Norman must purchase temporary emergency water from Oklahoma City. Officials said odd/even irrigation practices and water conservation measures assures that enough water to maintain system pressures and fight fires.