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More E. Coli Woes in Green Country, Boil Order Issued

Army Corps of Engineers

There are more problems with E. Coli in Oklahoma. This time it has turned-up in the water supply in Wagoner County Rural Water District Number-9.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s Skylar McElhaney says a boil order has been issued for residents in the district. She says residents should boil all drinking or cooking water before consumption. The DEQ will advise when the boil order is lifted. It is not expected for several days.

District Number 9  does not include the city of Wagoner, but is between Wagoner and Choteau.  It does include in the area around the lake communities of Rocky Point and the Blue Bill.

E. Coli has been found recently in Lake Tenkiller and near Bernice on Grand Lake. That has caused swim beaches being closed. It is speculated the contamination came from run-off from recent heavy rains.