A boil order has been issued for residents near Laverne in the Panhandle.
The announcement was made Friday from the State Department of Environmental Quality.
“The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has advised the Select 9 Site Public Water Supply (PWS), located outside of Laverne, to inform users of its drinking water to use water that has been brought to a full, rolling boil for at least one
minute, bottled water, or water from another acceptable source for consumption, use in food preparation, dishwashing and brushing teeth. This order was issued due to the
presence of E. coli.
Consumers of the water system will be notified when the water is considered safe for human consumption. Federal law requires that consumers be notified when a public water supply exceeds certain maximum contaminant levels and might be harmful to the
health of consumers.”