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Water returns in Konawa, but boil order comes with it

Running water has returned to nearly all 1,300 Konawa residents. Problems in a well field stopped the flow Monday.
by Juliana Keeping Modified: November 29, 2012 at 9:57 pm •  Published: November 29, 2012
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Nearly all 1,300 Konawa residents had running water again Thursday after three days without it, but the city is under a boil order, officials said.

City Manager Rita LoPresto said service returned to most residents Wednesday, though a few remained without running water Thursday. Issues with a well field five miles south of the city led to the stoppage Monday.

Testing of water samples for bacterial contamination will determine when it is safe to lift the boil order, said a spokeswoman with the state Department of Environmental Quality.

by Juliana Keeping
Enterprise Reporter
Juliana Keeping is on the enterprise reporting team for The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Keeping joined the staff of The Oklahoman in 2012. Prior to that time, she worked in the Chicago media at the SouthtownStar, winning a Peter Lisagor Award...
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