Boil Order Lifted for Sardis Lake Water Authority

For Immediate Release: January 12, 2019

Contact: Erin Hatfield, (405) 702-7119

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced that the boil order for Sardis Lake Water Authority, located in Pushmataha County, has been lifted. The water is now safe for human consumption.

The order to boil water was issued due to high turbidity in the water and loss of pressure following a line break. State and federal regulations require that customers be notified if, at any time, public drinking water is determined to be unsafe.

The following water systems purchase water from the Sardis Lake Water Authority, and are also no longer under the boil order:

  • Clayton PWA
  • Pushmataha Co. RWD #1
  • Pushmataha Co. RWD #5 (Nashoba)
  • Sardis Lake Corps of Engineers facilities at Potatoe Hills and Sardis Cove

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.