Boil Order Lifted for the Valliant Public Works Authority
For Immediate Release: August 16, 2019
Contact: Erin Hatfield, (405) 702-7119
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced that the boil order for the Valliant Public Works Authority, located in McCurtain County, has been lifted. The water is now safe for human consumption.
The order to boil water was issued due to the presence of E. coli. State and federal regulations require that customers be notified if, at any time, public drinking water is determined to be unsafe.
The following water system purchases water from the Valliant Public Works Authority, and has also had the boil order lifted:
- Choctaw Co. RWD #2 (Swink)
DEQ is responsible for regulating more than 1,300 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.