The Sequoyah County Rural Water Assoc. along with contractors are working hard to restore water service to almost 2,500 residents that are without water on Tuesday due to a mudslide that caused the loss of two main water lines north of Vian on Monday.
To help alleviate the burden of being without water, the Sebastian County Emergency Management Dept. will be donating 800 gallons of potable water to those affected.
Jim Rogers, Sequoyah County Commissioner, District 3, stated that the first 400 gallons will be delivered around noon on Tuesday. "They'll be set up in the parking lot of Blunt Baptist Church on Old Highway 17 north of Sallisaw," Rogers said.
There will be representatives on hand to help with the distribution and also to ensure that safety guidelines are followed due to COVID-19 concerns. "We want to remind everyone to practice social distancing while they are there," added Rogers
There will be a limit of 5 gallons per household affected by the outage. You will need to bring your own containers to be filled.
A second water distribution will be scheduled as needed.
KXMX News Staff
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