Broken Arrow, Okla.
The broken 36-inch water line in Broken Arrow has been fixed.
Still, crews are out testing the city's water Supply. Stephanie Higgins is with the City of Broken Arrow and says the tests will take all day.
“Crews will be testing 40 sites throughout the distribution system to ensure the entire City is safe,” Higgins says. “We anticipate this will be completed by late this afternoon.”
The results of the testing won't be available until Thursday afternoon. City Manager Thom Moten says the precautionary boil advisory will stay in effect.
“It is regrettable that our water supply levels reached a point that we felt it was necessary to issue the voluntary, precautionary boil advisory,” Moten says. “However, the public safety of our water customers is of the utmost importance. Public health is our No. 1 priority.”
Splash pads and city pools will remain closed.
The city asks residents to conserve water while the system recovers.
Restaurants and businesses will also be effected. Higgins says any business that handle food and don't have water pressure will have to close.
Per the City of Broken Arrow:
1. Restaurants and businesses that handle food and do not have water pressure cannot
operate until the pressure is restored.
2. While the boil advisory is in effect, restaurants and businesses handling food on
Broken Arrow’s water supply system cannot operate until the advisory is lifted.
3. Once the advisory is lifted, the Tulsa County Health Department requires that ice bins
be drained and all equipment washed and sanitized.
4. All systems within a food service business that use the Broken Arrow water supply
must be flushed and sanitized prior to reopening.
5. Food service businesses permitted by the Tulsa County Health Department should
adhere to the Department’s regulations.