Boil Order Lifted for Sardis Lake Water Authority

For Immediate Release:  August 1, 2022

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

UPDATE: The boil order for Latimer Co. RWD #2, which purchases water from Sardis Lake Water Authority, has now been lifted.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced that the boil order for the 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. 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 therefore were also under the boil order:

  • Clayton PWA
  • Latimer Co. RWD #2
  • Pushmataha Co. RWD #1
  • Pushmataha Co. RWD #5 (Nashoba)
  • Sardis Lake Corps of Engineers facilities at Sardis Cove

Please note that the boil order was only for the Sardis Lake Water Authority and the water systems that purchase water from that system. The boil order did not include many areas of Pushmataha County. If a water customer is unsure which water system supplies their water, the customer should check their water bill.

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.