Posted: Sep 14, 2022 8:57 PMUpdated: Sep 17, 2022 7:56 AM

Water Emergency Declared By City of Caney

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Victoria Edwards


On Thursday, Sept 15, Bartlesville Radio News Desk was able to speak with Mayor Jeff Atzenhofer about the mandate. He said he had personally contacted local businsses to encourage them to conserve water where possible. He also said the mandate will remain in effect until significant amounts of rain occur.


Wednesday night (Sept 14), the City of Caney announced on its website that the city has issued a Declaration of Water Emergency-Mandatory Water Conservation for all citizens and businesses. The declaration is effective immediately.

Under the guidelines of the declaration, absolutely NO water can be used outdoors for public or private areas or activities, including gardening, washing vehicles or buildings, and swimming among other things. Commerical, agricultural and industrial organizations are prohibited from using water in their daily activities except as needed to maintain the health and personal hygiene of employees as they complete their duties for the company.

Because this is a MANDATORY conversation effort, anyone breaking the water rules will face possible disconnection of water services and/or hefty fines.

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