Boil Order Lifted for Barnsdall Water System

For Immediate Release:  June 4, 2021

Contact:  Erin Hatfield, (405) 702-7119,

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

The order to boil water was issued due to elevated turbidity. 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 Barnsdall Water System, and therefore were also affected by the boil order:

  • Osage Co. RWD #5

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.