Drinking water OK'd after worm scare in Oklahoma town

COLCORD — Residents of a small Oklahoma town have been given the all-clear to drink water from the tap after red worms were found in the water supply last month.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: September 12, 2013
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COLCORD — Residents of a small Oklahoma town have been given the all-clear to drink water from the tap after red worms were found in the water supply last month.

Colcord Mayor Pat Upton says a ban on drinking the water was lifted this week after tests showed no problems with the water supply.

Worms ranging from a half-inch to an inch long showed up late last month in the water supply in Colcord, a small town of 815 people near the Arkansas border about 80 miles east of Tulsa.

Residents had been asked not to consume the water until more tests were completed. Officials had said the worms weren't a health threat to people but acknowledged that it wasn't appealing.

The local school district was closed for several days.



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