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Water update for the city of Coweta

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Posted at 9:53 PM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-25 22:53:28-04

Due to the ongoing flooding of the Verdigris River, the City of Coweta’s water intake system for drinking water is offline.

Here is what you need to know about this situation:

1. This announcement affects only City of Coweta water customers.

2. The City has current fresh water supplies in its reservoir, towers, and within the system to sustain approximately one week of conservative use.

3. Please refrain from any unnecessary water usage while we work to resolve the issue. This may include avoiding actions such as washing your car, watering your lawn (including turning off automatic irrigation systems), doing non-
essential laundry, filling your pool or hot tub, and asking for water in a restaurant if you’re going to be drinking something else with your meal.

4. Once flood waters recede enough to allow servicing of the pump motors at the water intake station, we will repair or replace them as quickly as possible to restore normal water operations.

5. The Coweta City Council together with the Coweta Public Works Authority tonight declared an emergency due to flood conditions allowing the city leadership to take swift action and avail itself of all possible state and federal resources to resolve the situation.

6. Daily updates will be provided each afternoon while the situation persists.

7. Please continue to check the City Facebook page, City website and the Wagoner County Emergency Management Facebook page for accurate updates.

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