By James Beaty
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has advised the town of Pittsburg to inform its residents and users of its drinking water to use water that has been brought to a full, rolling boil for at least one minute; bottled water, or water from another acceptable source for consumption, use in food preparation, dishwashing and brushing teeth. This advisory was issued due to the presence of E. coli.
Residents will be notified when the water is considered safe for human consumption. Federal law requires that consumers be notified when a public water supply exceeds certain maximum contaminant levels and might be harmful to the health of consumers.