City Of OKC Issues 'Voluntary' Boil Advisory For Some Residents

Thursday, February 18th 2021, 9:56 pm
By: News 9


The City of Oklahoma City said that it recommends some residents to voluntarily boil their water if they had service interrupted this week.

The recommendation given to the city came from the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

The city said the voluntary boil advisory will expire in 72 hours unless the city decides to end it before the three-day period concludes.

If you lost water due to this week's winter weather, the DEQ recommends boiling water for one minute and then allowing it to cool down to room temperature. Anyone with skin wounds or other conditions should avoid bathing in the water unless they consult with a physician first.

Residents who reported discolored water upon the return of service are being asked to let the tap water run until it becomes clear again.