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Voluntary Boil Advisory Issued For South OKC Residents Who Lost Water Service

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Hundreds of residents in south Oklahoma City are without water after a water main break Saturday morning.

The City said there was a 72-inch water main break around 9 a.m., affecting the areas between 104th and 164th.

Utility crews were called to scene. They are estimating to have water restored by 3 p.m.

Oklahoma City, at the request of the Oklahoma DEQ, issued a voluntary boil advisory to residents who completely lost water service. 

The City recommended those who wish to follow the voluntary advisory to boil water before drinking it, cooking with it, brushing their teeth with it or ingesting it in any way (tea, coffee, ice, etc.) until 10 a.m. Monday.

DEQ recommends boiling the water for one minute, then allowing it to cool to at least room temperature. People with skin wounds or other conditions should consider avoiding bathing in the water, or they may consult with a physician. If your pet has special health concerns, consult with a veterinarian or give it boiled water.

A few customers with restored water service have reported discolored water coming from the tap. Those customers should let the tap water run until it's clear. They may also choose to follow the voluntary advisory.

The advisory will expire at 10 a.m. Monday unless evidence indicates water quality has been affected.

The City said there is no evidence that Oklahoma City's water quality has been compromised.

Stay with News 9 and News9.com for updates. 

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