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UPDATE: City of McAlester issues voluntary precautionary water boil advisory

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Posted at 10:12 AM, Sep 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-30 16:11:40-04

MCALESTER — UPDATE: According to the City of McAlester Facebook Page, there is now a Voluntary Precautionary Boil Advisory for the city of McAlester and Rural Water Districts #5, #6, #7. #9 and #16.

Due to the water main line break and the loss of pressure in the water system, officials say their is a potential for contamination.

The post say, as a precaution, residents are advised to "bring the water to a full rolling boil for at least one minute before consumption, food preparation, baby formula preparation, dishwashing, tooth brushing, ice making, wound care, and bathing infants who may ingest bathwater."

The post says should anyone have questions or concerns in connection to this situation, please call the McAlester Police Department at 918-423-1212.

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According to the City of McAlester Facebook Page, a major water break in a transmission line has the city of McAlester asking residents to conserve their water.

The City of McAlester has made several Facebook posts this morning asking residents to conserve their water.

Officials are asking for residents to take water precautions in their homes and businesses, and unless it's an immediate medical need, they are asking that residents refrain from filling bathtubs or buckets of water, or running dishwashers and washing machines. City officials are also asking for residents to turn off sprinkler systems.

Officials believe the break may be located on a line going to the Steven Taylor Industrial Park.

However, officials say the exact location of the break is still being tracked by Utility Maintenance Crews.

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