City of Tulsa issues voluntary boil order

Some concerns after low water pressure, discolored water

The City of Tulsa issued a voluntary boil order on Friday as a precaution, after there were some areas that experienced low water-pressure and reports from some people who said they saw discolored water coming from their faucets.

The city has been dealing with a record-breaking number of waterline breaks caused by the extreme cold.

The head of Tulsa’s Water and Sewer Department, Clayton Edwards, recommends that you boil the water for one minute, if it’s used for drinking or for cooking.

“I want to stress that this is a voluntary boil order. With discussions from DEQ this morning, they suggested that we go ahead and send out, as a precaution, this voluntary boil order,” Edwards said.

Water for bathing does not need to be boiled.

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