Boil Order issued for SE Oklahoma water district

State environmental regulators have issued a Boil Order for a southeast Oklahoma water district because of a water line break. Word came from the State Department of Environmental Quality and applies to the Sardis Lake Water Authority.

It is located in Pushmataha County and the DEQ  informed residents and users of the 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 in the water and loss of pressure following a line break.

The following water systems purchase water from the Sardis Lake Water Authority, and therefore are also under the boil order:
• Clayton PWA
• Pushmataha Co. RWD #1
• Pushmataha Co. RWD #5 (Nashoba)
• Sardis Lake Corps of Engineers facilities at Potatoe Hills and Sardis Cove

Please note that the boil order is only for the Sardis Lake Water Authority and the water systems that purchase water from that system. The boil order does not include many areas of Pushmataha County. If a water customer is unsure which
water system supplies their water, the customer should check their water bill.

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 consumer

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