Boil Order Lifted for Osage Co. RWD #21

For Immediate Release:  August 23, 2021

Contact:  Erin Hatfield, (405) 437-8468 or

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced that the boil order for the Osage Co. RWD #21 water system, located in Osage County has been lifted. The water is now safe for human consumption. This boil order applied only to Osage Co. RWD #21 and DOES NOT impact any other public water supplies.

The order to boil water was issued due to a lack of required filtration and elevated turbidity. 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 1,300 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.