Boil order issued for rural water district near McAlester

State environmental regulators say they’ve found a rural water district in Oklahoma where users need to boil their water.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has advised the Pittsburg County RWD #14 water system, located in Pittsburg County, to inform its customers and 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 high turbidity and low chlorine residual in the drinking water.

Residents 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.

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