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City of McAlester issues Voluntary Precautionary Boil Advisory due to water line rupture

Posted at 12:13 PM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 13:13:58-05

According to the City of McAlester, OK - Government Facebook page, the city of McAlester is working to restore water and water pressure to customers.

On Nov. 26, a rupture occurred in a chemical feed line at the plant that affected water production.

The post says all five filters are currently operational at the plant and the lines have been repaired.

It could take up to 24 hours to completely refill the water system, the post says.

Due to a loss of pressure, officials say the city is currently issuing a "Voluntary Precautionary Boil Advisory" in partnershit with the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.

The potential for contamination is a result of this situation.

The post says, "As a precaution, it is advised that the consumers of this water system bring the water to a full rolling boil for at least one minute before consumption, food preparation, baby formula preparation, dish washing, tooth brushing, ice making, wound care, and bathing infants who may ingest bath water. Alternatively, you may use bottled water for these purposes."

The "Voluntary Precautionary Boil Advisory" will remain in effect until further notice.

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