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Tulsa’s water usage declined slightly Friday, but voluntary water rationing will remain in effect for city residents.

The city’s water customers consumed 199 million gallons Friday, according to city officials Saturday. It’s the first time since Sunday that water usage was under 200 million gallons.

The voluntary rationing also applies to residents of Jenks, Owasso and Bixby who receive water from the city of Tulsa.

The rationing order is triggered when water use tops 197 million gallons per day for two consecutive days. Should the city’s water usage exceed 204 million gallons two days in a row, the voluntary water restrictions announced Tuesday by Mayor Dewey Bartlett would become mandatory.

Those restrictions include…

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