Broken Arrow water woes: Restaurants ordered to close

The Tulsa Health Department ordered restaurants in Broken Arrow to close Wednesday.

It comes a day after the city's water supply fell dangerously low because of a water main break.

While the line was repaired, crews are still trying to verify, through testing, that the water is safe.

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"I've been in the restaurant business for 25 years. I've never seen an entire city shut down in restaurants. It's pretty shocking," said Jimmy Blacketer, owner of Los Cabos.

Blacketer says it means big loss in profits.

"We're talking thousands and thousands of dollars," said Blacketer.

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It's not just owners that are suffering. Fiesta Mambo owner Veronica Reyes says it's her staff that is missing out too.

"My servers, for example, are the ones suffering I would say the most because they live from their tips they make so they just had to go home," said Reyes. "We really wouldn't want it this way but what can we do? Just put our best face, just keep going."

And that's exactly what Jimmy says they can do.

"It's all for the good of the community. No one wants nobody to get sick or even die due to a problem," said Blacketer.

Officials said the boil order will not be lifted until at least Thursday afternoon.

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