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Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge placed on water boil order by DEQ

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WICHITA MOUNTAINS WILDLIFE REFUGE -

The Department of Environmental Quality has issued a boil order for water consumed throughout the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

The order is for all water which is consumed, used in food preparation, dishwashing and brushing teeth to be brought to a full rolling boil for at least one minute due to the presence of E.coli.

The entire refuge as well as the following areas of the refuge are included in the boil order:

  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Headquarters
  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center
  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center
  • Holy City
  • Cedar Plantation
  • Doris Campground
  • Fawn Creek Campground
  • All Picnic and Day Areas

Residents will be notified when the water is considered safe for human consumption.

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