Order Issued For Rural Sequoyah County Water Customers To Stop Usage

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 11:42 am
By: News On 6


SEQUOYAH COUNTY, Oklahoma -- The organization which supplies water to two-thirds of rural Sequoyah County is asking customers to use as little water as possible.

It says it's hoping to have one of its major water supply lines repaired late Tuesday afternoon.

The manager of the Sequoyah County Water Association, Vance Mooney, says flooding has washed out a large number of its pipes.

Those pipes are used to send water to the association's storage tanks.  He says right now the association has only 200,000 gallons in those storage tanks.

Because of that, Mooney says customers should curtail their water usage until the repairs are complete.

He says his biggest concern is the area around Vian on either side of Lake Tenkiller.

The association also supplies customers in neighboring Muskogee and Cherokee counties.