UPDATE: Elgin Public Schools closed Thursday, awaiting DEQ results

UPDATE: Elgin Public Schools closed Thursday, awaiting DEQ results

ELGIN, Okla. (TNN) - The City of Elgin is issuing a “voluntary” boil order based or recommendations from the Department of Environmental Quality.

That will be in effect until Friday.

Wednesday morning, utility crews accidentally cut an 8-inch line at 4th and J Streets. The line was reared, but water towers were shut down and some areas were without water.

Water in Elgin is back up, but residents are asked to conserve water while the tanks are being filled back up. Mayor Larry Thoma says water pressure will remain low until then.

The city says they have no reason to believe the water is unsafe at this time but DEQ recommends based on line being opened. We are continuing to treat our water without interruption.

A post on the Elgin Elementary School’s Facebook page state that there will be no school Thursday for Elgin Public Schools due to the boil order. All schools in Elgin will be closed Thursday, but hope to be open again on Friday.

Out of an abundance of caution due to the DEQ's Boil Order in City of Elgin, no school tomorrow October 10th.

Posted by Elgin Elementary School on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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