City of Stillwater: Continue to Conserve Services as Weather Improves
Mike Seals - February 19, 2021 2:29 pm
Boiling water not necessary
(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Feb. 19, 2021) – The City of Stillwater is asking utility customers to continue to take steps to conserve electricity and water. Conservation will help the City ease the strain on its services and help address the high demand and short supply of natural gas across our part of the nation.
“While the temperature is rising and the situation is improving, we ask customers to continue to safely conserve services,” said City Manager Norman McNickle. “We need to stay diligent while freezing temperatures linger and until natural gas supplies stabilize across the region.”
Energy providers have praised customers throughout the 17-state Southwest Power Pool (SPP) region for the voluntary steps they have taken to conserve power. It has made a real difference. The SPP has announced it will continue conservative operations until 10 p.m. Saturday.
Regarding water, the City of Stillwater is reminding its water customers that they do not need to boil water. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is issuing guidance for municipal water systems across the state regarding water quality. Many communities are being advised to boil water.
Because Stillwater’s water is treated and the city has not experienced any widespread water system outages, boiling is not necessary. “We regularly monitor and test our water quality and we are confident Stillwater water remains safe to drink and use,” McNickle said.
The City is asking water customers to stop the dripping or running of faucets once the temperature is above freezing. Customers are also asked to report any water leaks or line breaks they see in their neighborhoods or in streets. Customers may call the 24-hour utility service line at 405-372-3292.
The City also reminds customers that trash pick-up will continue Saturday. The City expects to have completed this week’s trash pickup for all customers by the end of the day Saturday.
“We appreciate everyone’s support and understanding during this difficult time,” said McNickle. “And, I want to again thank City of Stillwater employees for their dedicated work this week.”
For more information regarding the City’s winter weather plans, go to http://stillwater.org/news/view/id/678.