Northeast Oklahoma Water Districts Issuing Voluntary Boil Advisories

Friday, February 19th 2021, 2:17 pm
By: News On 6

Due to widespread issues after the winter storm with water systems, bursting pipes and water shortages, many water districts in Oklahoma have issued precautionary voluntary boil orders.

This is not a mandate from the Department of Environmental Quality, only a recommendation and precautionary measure for residents who have had a loss in water service or low pressure.

The City of Tulsa has issued a voluntary boil advisory in place until further notice. You can find more information on Tulsa's order here.

Creek County Rural Water District 2 suggested a boil advisory for residents on Friday.

Okmulgee County Water District 6 issued a precautionary boil advisory on Friday.

The DEQ recommends boiling water you plan to use for drinking, cooking or bathing for at least one minute.

For more information about boil orders and advisories, the DEQ has offered guidance on how and when you should boil water.