City Of Guthrie Issues Voluntary Boil Order Advisory

Friday, February 19th 2021, 11:43 am
By: News 9

GUTHRIE, Oklahoma -

The City of Guthrie issued a voluntary boil order advisory after a water outage earlier this week.

The advisory will remain in effect for 72 hours.

The city repaired the water main break overnight Friday. The advisory was issued as the system is in process of stabilizing.

Residents who did not have water service during the week who want to follow the voluntary advisory should boil their water to a full, rolling boil for at least one minute. The water should cool to at least room temperature before drinking it, cooking with it, dishwashing, baby formula preparation, wound care, bathing infants who may ingest bath water, brushing their teeth with it or ingesting it in any way (tea, coffee, ice, etc.). Bottled water is an acceptable source of water during this time.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality 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. If in doubt, you may want to consult with a physician.

If your pet has special health concerns, consult with a veterinarian or give your pet boiled and cooled water.