Boil Order Issued for Copan PWA

For Immediate Release:  May 16, 2024

Contact:  Erin Hatfield, (405) 437.8468,

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has required Copan PWA, located in Washington 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 high turbidity in the drinking water.

The following water systems purchase water from Copan PWA, and therefore are also under the boil order:

  • Osage County Rural Water District #20
  • Washington County Rural Water District #7

If a water customer is unsure which water system supplies their water, the customer should check their water bill.

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.