Boil Order Issued for Leedey Public Water Supply

For Immediate Release:  May 20, 2023

Contact:  Erin Hatfield,405-437-8468

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has advised the Leedey public water supply, located in Dewey County, to inform users of its drinking water to use water that has been brought to a full, rolling boil for at least one minute, bottled water, or water from another acceptable source for consumption, use in food preparation, dishwashing and brushing teeth. This order was issued due to E. coli in the drinking water.

Users will be notified when the water is considered safe for human consumption. Federal law requires that consumers be notified when a public water supply exceeds certain maximum contaminant levels and might be harmful to the health of consumers.