Water Service Restored To South OKC Residents


Sunday, February 14th 2021, 4:48 pm
By: Ryan Welton, News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -

UPDATE (10:37 p.m. February 14, 2021): The city of Oklahoma City said late Sunday night that water service has been restored to residents on the south side of OKC.

Some residents went without water after the source of their water, the Stanley Draper Treatment Plant, froze on Sunday afternoon.

The freezing of the treatment plant also caused other customers to experience low water pressure.

The water lines have been repaired. City officials said normal water pressure will follow soon after.

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Many water customers on the south side of Oklahoma City are without service Sunday afternoon after lines that are part of the Draper Treatment Plant froze, according to a city utility spokesperson.

Jennifer McClintock told News 9 that crews were working to dig into the ground and get heaters to those lines in hopes of thawing them quickly. The lines are believed to be about 3 inches in diameter.

McClintock underscored that the lines are not water mains. These are lines that push chemicals from one part of the treatment plant to the other.

Among those impacted are residents who live south of Reno Avenue and several customers in the downtown and Midtown areas.

McClintock said she hopes the lines will be thawed within the next couple of hours and that there is nothing customers need to do once service returns, emphasizing that the issue is with treatment plant lines and not water mains.