Sequoyah County Rural Water Association customers who live on Old Highway 17, Highway 59 North and the Rocky Point Area are under a voluntary boil order effective immediately. The order will remain in order until further notice.
Association Manager Vance Mooney stated that the water tower that supplies these areas had gone dry and they are currently working to refill the tank. As a safety precaution customers are encouraged to boil all water used for consumption.
Mooney and crews have worked throughout the recent severe winter weather to keep water flowing to residents. "We've fixed countless breaks and leaks and we are still working hard," Mooney said.
The association also struggled with phone service issues on Thursday making it difficult for customers to report outages.
"The phones are back up and the offices are open," Mooney said Friday morning.
Mooney added that ALL rural water customers are being encouraged to conserve water during this time.