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Crews respond to cloudy water issue in west Oklahoma City

Post Date:05/08/2019 3:07 PM

Utilities Department crews are flushing water mains along W Reno Avenue west of Sara Road in west Oklahoma City to clear out sediment stirred up when a relocated pipe was opened up.

The water remains safe to drink. Repeated water quality tests continue to show the water meets federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) standards for safe drinking water.

Some residents in west Oklahoma City have reported cloudy or red-tinted water since late Tuesday. Sediment in the water is causing the issue after crews on Tuesday opened up a relocated 30-inch water main.

The water is likely to remain cloudy until lines in the area are completely flushed. The City will continue to flush lines in affected neighborhoods until the water is clear.

Neighborhoods affected by the cloudy water include those between Interstate 40 and SW 29th Street from Sara Road to Cimarron Road.

Sediment occurs naturally in most treated drinking water systems and comes from minerals and similar elements that can settle in the lines.

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