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May 26, 2013

Water rationing ordinance could be modified for Duncan

DUNCAN — Duncan City Council members approved making changes to the water rationing ordinance. In Tuesday’s regular meeting, they may approve the modified ordinance that reflects these changes.

One city councilman had been receiving calls from his constituents about the water rationing schedule and some issues.

During the May 14 regular meeting, Councilman Ricky Mayes recommended a change in the ordinance. He  said a failure to sync with older model lawn sprinkler systems could be a problem.

The primary concern was the every other day approach of the ordinance. Mayes and Councilman Tommy Edwards said this may make it difficult for people to do because many older models can only be set by days of the week.

That’s where the suggestion to go on a three-day weekly schedule came from. The council approved allowing outside watering on Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week for homes with even numbered addresses. Houses with odd numbered addresses would be able to do outside watering Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The times of water would remain the same, still sitting at midnight to 9 a.m.

But this wouldn’t be the only change to the ordinance. The council members discussed what would need to be done with Sunday.

Although one discussion was to not have outside watering on that day, the council members ended up choosing to have limited outside watering, which would be focused mostly on outdoor plants.

Despite approving the changes to the ordinance during the May 14 meeting, the council will have to approve the newly modified ordinance.

The Duncan City Council will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Duncan City Council Chambers.

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