Boil Order Issued for Little Axe School

For Immediate Release:  July 12, 2019

Contact:  Erin Hatfield, (405) 702-7119

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has advised the Little Axe School, located in Little Axe, Cleveland County, to inform users of its drinking water to use water that has been brought to a full, rolling boil for at least one minute, bottled water, or water from another acceptable source for consumption, use in food preparation, dishwashing and brushing teeth. This order was issued due to E.coliin the drinking water. This boil order applies only to Little Axe School and DOES NOT impact any other public water supplies.

Users will be notified when the water is considered safe for human consumption. Federal law requires that consumers be notified when a public water supply exceeds certain maximum contaminant levels and might be harmful to the health of consumers.