Water Woes in Okmulgee County for Almost 1,000 Customers

Nearly 1,000 customers of the Okmulgee County Rural Water District #2 are entering a third day with no water, according to a report by News 9.

A broken line and main water pump are to blame for the service interruption that likely occurred as a result of Sunday’s severe thunderstorms in eastern Oklahoma. Meanwhile, Okmulgee County Emergency Management has set up two portable water buffalo tanks in Okmulgee and Preston. Twin Hills Public Schools remain closed on Thursday due to the water outage.

Timothy Craigton, Director of Okmulgee County Emergency Management, says his crew is working to replace the main pump at Preston.  Following the replacement, the crew will begin searching to repair the leak in the water line.