Boil order lifted in SE Oklahoma

 

The boil order for the Sardis Lake Water Authority in southeast Oklahoma has been lifted by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

The DEQ, in an announcement this week said the water is now safe for human consumption.

This order was issued due to high turbidity and an inadequate water treatment process. State and federal regulations require that customers be notified if, at any time, public drinking water is determined to be unsafe.

The following water systems purchase water from the Sardis Lake Water Authority, and therefore were also under the boil order:

Clayton PWA
Pushmataha Co. RWD #1
Pushmataha Co. RWD #5 (Nashoba)
Saddle Gap portion of Latimer Co. RWD #2
Sardis Lake Corps of Engineers facilities at Potatoe Hills
Sardis Lake Corps of Engineers facilities at Sardis Cove

DEQ is responsible for regulating more than 1,300 public water supplies in the State of Oklahoma. All public water supplies are required to regularly submit samples to DEQ for routine testing to ensure that water is safe for human consumption.

Source: DEQ release

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