Boil order issued for water system in Payne County

E. coli has been found in a water system in Payne County, resulting in a boil order issued by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has advised the MRT Properties water system, located in Payne County, to inform users of its 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 E.coli in the drinking water. This boil order applies applies only to MRT Properties and DOES NOT impact any other public water supplies.

Users 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 consumers.

Source: DEQ