No Contaminants Found in BA Water; Boil Order Lifted
Water testing results in Broken Arrow released Thursday morning reveal no presence of contaminants, bringing an end to the city's water emergency.City Manager Thom Morton lifted the boil order notice issued earlier in the week after a water main break Tuesday."I am very excited at this news," said Mayor Craig Thurmond. "I was up all night worrying about this city. I am extremely glad our community can return to a sense of normalcy.The Tulsa County Health Dept. is now working with the city of Broken Arrow to let food establishments affected by the boil order.Spokesperson Norman Stephens told KTUL.com that water storage tanks are around 55-percent full and the level is rising. That means, the city has lifted an outdoor water usage ban. City officials were threatening offenders with a $500 fine.Officials with the Tulsa County health department ordered the closure of many Broken Arrow restaurants Wednesday due to the water issues.St. John's Hospital also shut down operations, moving patients to its other hospitals in the metro.The health department said restaurants and places that serve non-packaged food must flush their entire water system and clean out ice makers before reopening.