The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced that the boil order for the Beaver Co. RWD #1 (Turpin), located in Beaver 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 boil order was only for the Beaver Co. RWD #1 water system, which serves Turpin. The boil order did not include many areas of Beaver County. If a water customer is unsure which water system supplies their water, the customer should check their water bill,” advised the DEQ.
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.