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CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Oklahoma City residents are being asked to assist with the conservation of water after tornadoes ravaged several areas and devastated communities on Monday.

In many areas, power remains out at one of the city’s main water treatment facilities. Oklahoma City officials state that despite rainfall on Monday in several areas, that rain was accompanied by lightning and as a result, delayed progress to restore power at the Draper Water Treatment Plant.

Low water pressure is also being reported in downtown Oklahoma City, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and in other areas.

With the water issues OKC is facing, residents are being asked to turn off their irrigation and sprinkler systems in an effort to conserve water.

Officials are also asking that residents postpone other activities that require water such as running dishwashers and washing machines until water supplies are

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