Updated on Feb. 22, 2021 — As of 11 a.m. the City of Guthrie is no longer under a voluntary boil order.
The City of Guthrie has worked closely with Myers Engineering and Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to make sure everything is clear to release this precaution.
The Guthrie Water Treatment Plant will continue to flush dead-end lines as part of their routine maintenance to clear up the water, as customers may still experience some discoloration and odor due to the major stir up of the water system.
Due to a water main break resulting in low water pressure or no water supply in the water system and the potential for contamination as a result of this situation, the drinking water supplied by City of Guthrie’s Water Treatment facility may be unsafe for human consumption.
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 drinking, consumption, food preparation, baby formula preparation, dish washing, tooth brushing, ice making, wound care, and bathing infants who may ingest bath water. Alternatively, bottled water or another acceptable water source may be used.
The order is similar to the City of Oklahoma City and other towns and cities, who have endured similar water issues.
The order is being recommended by the Department of Environmental Quality. The advisory will remain in effect for 72 hours.
Guthrie city officials add that this precautionary boil advisory is not related to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and it is important to continue to wash your hands during the precautionary boil advisory.
“Recent subzero temperatures coupled with the major water main break have caused a major impact on the demand to the water system,” a City spokesperson said.
The water main break was repaired, and the water system was brought online at 2 a.m. on Friday, February 19. Related article: Video: Water line breaks, sending water down Division St.
“The system is in the process of stabilizing,” the release said from the City. “We strongly encourage our residents and business to curtail usage for the next few days to allow the system to stabilize to normal demands. We appreciate the patience of our customers.”
This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.
Questions concerning this situation should be addressed to City of Guthrie Public Works at 405-282-8400.
Further general information can be found on the DEQ website.