McAlester water system back on after equipment issues

Ponca City Now - May 4, 2016 11:34 am

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) – The water system in the city of McAlester has been turned back on after crews shut it down because of a problem with a water line.

Water was restored around 2 p.m. Tuesday. The entire municipal water system had been shut down since midday.

City Manager Pete Stasiak tells the McAlester News-Capital that a broken valve led to the shutdown. He says the problem was detected Tuesday morning, and it took crews a long time to locate the source.

Earlier, Stasiak said the malfunction to the water line caused a "50-foot geyser," and urged residents to conserve water.


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