Officials with Rural Water District #3 are asking customers to continue to bring their water to a full rolling boil for at least one minute, after supply lines to the water tanks broke. Michael Shupert, the water district's accountant, said the water district has about 440 customers in Gans, Central and the Hanson area. Shupert said the break in the supply lines was caused by the recent heavy rains. Boiling the water is voluntary and just a precaution, he said. Customers are also asked to conserve water if possible. Shupert said the break was below the water tanks in the Hanson area, and was caused by over-saturation of the hill on which the tanks sit. The water district buys its water from Sallisaw.
"We are working on getting a fix in place," Shupert said, "but we will have to wait until it dries out. Our maintenance people are working on it." Shupert said he did not know how long it may take to repair the lines. The advisory will remain in effect until further notice. Questions should be addressed to Shupert at (918)775-1903.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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