The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has advised Osage County Rural Water District (RWD) #20 (Hulah), located in Osage County, to inform its residents and users of its drinking water to use water that has been brought to a full, rolling boil for at least one minute, bottled water, or water from another acceptable source for consumption, use in food preparation, dishwashing and brushing teeth. This order was issued due to high turbidity levels in the drinking water and a failure of the water treatment process.
This boil order also affects those systems that purchase water from Osage County RWD #20 (Hulah), and as such, Wah-Sha-She Park is also included in the boil order.
Residents will be notified when the water is considered safe for human consumption. Federal law requires that consumers be notified when a public water supply exceeds certain maximum contaminant levels and might be harmful to the health of consumers.