State Task force discusses millennium bug

Thursday, December 16th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Oklahoma Y-2-K officials are hoping for the best, and planning for the worst. The state's Year 2000 Task Force huddled with Governor Keating today to review the Y-2-K compliance of state agencies and make final plans for dealing with possible disruptions in communications, energy and emergency services.

Keating says when we turn on the spigot, there'll be water. When we pick up the phone, you'll hear a dial tone. The state's electrical, gas and local exchange telephone utilities report fixing glitches. But the task force is concernedabout some small water companies with a low level of computer sophistication that could experience problems after the first of the year.

State Treasurer Robert Butkin says every bank in the state has been certified as Y-2-K compliant. Danny George of the Oklahoma Municipal League said many smaller communities may not have a Y-2-K problem because they do not have computers.