Barnsdall residents without water for a week

Posted at 10:29 PM, Feb 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 06:58:24-05

BARNSDALL, Okla. - A decade of water quality issues in Barnsdall are still unsolved, but help from a neighboring community is bringing relief.

Barnsdall residents have been without clean drinking water for a week, but volunteers from Owasso's Central Baptist Church are looking to change that. 

The church dropped off 17,000 bottles of water at Barnsdall's city hall Thursday. 

One of the church members, Mindy Russell, spearheaded the effort. She used to live in Barnsdall and wanted to help. Russell raised more than $1,000 through a crowd funding site and collecting cases of water at her church. 

Volunteers delivered water to the elderly while other residents picked up cases at city hall.

The DEQ says the city is still struggling to pass a water test. They say it may be a few more days until the boil order is lifted. 

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