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OKC Facing Water Woes. City Implements Mandotory Water Conservation.
Ellen Baker just planted fresh grass in her front yard.
Dirts bad, weeds are better, grass is good, said Baker.
To get the grass to grow Baker needs a lot of one thing....Water.
Its the steadiness of the water. You have to keep doing the watering
steadily instead of letting it dry out too much.
But that steady flow of water is running out.
We've asked people to implement mandatory outdoor water restrictions,
said Marsha Slaughter, Utilities Director for Oklahoma City.
Slaughter said the city is now on
an odd-even watering program.
If your house ends in odd number water on an odd number day. Today is
the 17th. If you have an odd number today would be your day to water.
Slaughter said all three lakes providing water to Oklahoma City are at
Theyre at about 50% capacity.
The biggest concern is Lake Hefner. It's the city's primary water
We know that we have records for Lake Hefner back to 1975. It has not
been this low in those 35 years.
This is the first time Oklahoma City has implemented water restrictions
in the winter.
Slaughter said the watering rotation during the summer could get even worse.
Commonly you go from every other day to every three days to twice a
week. You might be at once a week, maybe less frequently to hand watering only
She said only one thing will solve the problem.
Leaving folks like Baker watering every other day...
Hopefully it will work instead of not work.
But she's keeping a positive attitude
We've had a lot worse time with our grass so Im not worried about it.
Posted: Thursday, January 17 2013, 09:43 PM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Wife guilty in Nichols Hills fire chief slaying
May 22, 2013 00:24 GMT
EL RENO, Okla. (AP) -- A jury in El Reno has convicted Rebecca Bryan of the murder of her husband, Nichols Hills Fire Chief Keith Bryan, and recommended a sentence of life in prison without parole.
Jurors reached the Tuesday verdict after about four hours of deliberation.
The 54-year-old Bryan claimed an intruder had shot her husband, though police found her Ruger pistol in a clothes dryer in their home after the shooting.
The gun was matched to the bullet used to shoot Keith Bryan in 2011 at the couple's Mustang home. Police also found a spent shell casing and a left-handed rubber glove wrapped in a bullet-riddled blanket.
The Oklahoman reports (http://is.gd/mvC6Mi ) Bryan didn't display her emotions when the verdict was read. Her lawyer gave her a hug and told her he was sorry.
Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com
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