Elevated Levels of Pollutants Found in Samples at Creek Co. Rural Water #2

Recent water samples taken from the Creek County Rural Water District # 2 showed increased levels of two carcinogenic pollutants.

Officials with the CCRWD#2 released a statement to customers this week after results from quarterly testing revealed above water standard levels of Total Trihalomethanes and Haloacetic Acids. Tests were taken at different months in 2012 and 2013.

"Although this is not an emergency, as our customers you have a right to know what happened, what you should do and what we are doing to correct this situation," according to the statement provided on the CCRWD#2 website.

Officials told KTUL that crews are working to flush the system in the areas that showed increased levels and contacted their suppliers. CCRWD#2 doesn't have a treatment plant, but purchases water from the City of Sapulpa, the City of Tulsa and Creek County Rural Water District #1.

Information provided about the two pollutants states that customers are not in any immediate danger of health issues. But that prolonged exposure could lead to increased cancer risks.

Officials added that anyone with a compromised immune system, infants and elderly should avoid drinking the water, according to the statement.

"In conjunction with our suppliers, we have taken samples at these locations and had them tested. These tests show that the water is improving."

Anyone with further questions can contact the CCRWD#2 at 918-299-4448.