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Henryetta homeowners left without water and classes cancelled following line break

Posted: 9:20 PM, Dec 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-17 13:43:16Z
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HENRYETTA, Okla. -- — A 14 inch water line break shut off the supply across Henryetta on Sunday. Okmulgee Emergency Management expects repairs by Monday.

"There are babies that need formula. You have to have water to make formula and we can't even do that," homeowner Tina Marcus said.

Schools are closed on Monday. Families told 2 Works for You they were frustrated to have a break in their weekly routine.

"We just won't have water to do normal things... showers before they go to bed, stuff like that. Wake up, take a shower, go to work. Just your normal activities with the water in the house," Frankie Twyman said.

Henryetta homeowners said even when it came to basic tasks like cooking they had to go to the store and pick up bottled water to get everything done.

"It's a good thing I did dishes last night because I wouldn't have been able to do them today or take a shower or clean. I had to go to the store to buy water so I could clean and cook and that," Marcus said.

The county brought in multiple water trucks to nursing homes just in case, saying the local tower will serve some neighborhoods for a short period of time.