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Water Restrictions Lifted, Pools Remain Closed

 Water restrictions implemented this spring due to an ongoing water shortage in the city of Bartlesville, have been lifted.

 Bartlesville City Manager Mike Bailey says weekend rains that have filled Hulah Lake, the City’s primary water supply source, has allowed the city to return to Stage 1 of the Water Shortage Ordinance. All Stage 3 restrictions were lifted yesterday.

 Splash pads will be open today, and emergency water rates will be rescinded by the Bartlesville City Council. There are no restrictions on outdoor water use at this time, but conservation is strongly encouraged. City-owned Frontier and Sooner swimming pools will not open this summer due to the inability to staff them this late in the season, but Bailey says free shuttle services will be provided to Bartlesville residents to the Osage Hills State Park Swimming Pool, using the CityRide vehicles.

 Bailey thanked Bartlesville citizens who helped conserve water during the months-long drought, and said plans will proceed to find additional sources of potable water in the future.

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