The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced that the boil order for the Sardis Lake Water Authority, located in Pushmataha County, and the Talihina Public
Works Authority, located in LeFlore County, has been lifted.
The water is now safe for human consumption. The order to boil water was issued due to the presence of E. coli. 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/or Talihina Public Works Authority, and have also had the boil order lifted:
• Clayton PWA
• Latimer Co. RWD #2
• Latimer Co. RWD #3
• LeFlore Co. RWD #3
• Oklahoma Veterans Center
• Pushmataha Co. RWD #1
• Pushmataha Co. RWD #2
• Pushmataha Co. RWD #5
• Corps of Engineers at Sardis Lake – Potatoe Hills
• Corps of Engineers at Sardis Lake – Sardis Cove
• Kiamichi Baptist Assembly
DEQ is responsible for regulating more than 1,600 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.