Two small Oklahoma towns battle over water supply, old bill
Tulsa, Okla. (KTUL) —
An Oklahoma town is dealing with water problems as the summer heat kicks in this season. The city of Porter is considering its supply to Tullahassee after years of litigation and a judgment ordered for more than 28,000 dollars. The mayor of Porter says city leaders could decide to eliminate service to Tullahassee.
Residents in Tullahassee are concerned about their water supply.
“If they turn the water off, they are going to hurt the whole community because our fire department goes off the water. Well, is that gonna shut down?” asked Benny Adams.
We went to Porter City Hall to ask about a 2014 judgment for the money, and the mayor said off-camera that Porter has been waiting on payment from Tullahassee for years. He also said city leaders could consider turning the water off for Tullahassee’s non-payment.
The mayor of Tullahassee told me she is worried they could turn the water off. She also said Porter has not accepted payments for the owed money, but they are accepting current payments.
We expect to have an update to this story following the Porter meeting, which is scheduled to take place this evening at 7.