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Walters Water Woes Continue

WALTERS Okla_ Walters residents are still being advised to boil their drinking water after a week without a stable water source.

Since July 21, the city has faced a number of problems with their water supply. It all started with a rupture in the pipeline that provides the city water from Lake Waurika. That forced Walters to use water from their back-up source, Lake Dave Boyer. Then last Thursday, experts recommended abandoning Lake Boyer as a water source because of a low quality of water. This sent the City of Walters into crisis mode. The City of Lawton stepped in to help by providing water from Lake Ellsworth.

"We had talked previously about back flowing from Lake Ellsworth," Walters City Manager John Sheppard said. "We were kind of saving that one for an emergency, and it turned into a crisis. So, the emergency crisis took some doing, and it took us a couple of hours to figure out exactly how many valves had to be set to do that."

The problems did not stop there. The amount of water coming from Lake Ellsworth ruptured the city's line going into their water treatment plant. Tuesday, Walters is finally seeing a silver lining.

Coming up tonight at 6, 7News Reporter Sarah Jensen finds out what residents had to do to make it without good water and what the future holds.

 

 

 

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