Boil Order Lifted for McCurtain County Rural Water District #6

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2017

Contact: Erin Hatfield, (405) 702-7119

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced that the boil order for McCurtain County RWD #6 (Kiamichi) has been lifted. The water is now safe for human consumption.

The order to boil water was due to E. coli. State and federal regulations require that customers be notified if, at any time, public drinking water is determined to be unsafe.

DEQ is responsible for regulating more than 1,600 public water supplies in the State of Oklahoma. All public water supplies are required to regularly submit samples to DEQ for routine testing to ensure that water is safe for human consumption.