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City of Chickasha

Posted on: February 17, 2021

Water System Updates from the City of Chickasha

Saturday, February 20, 2021

4:30 p.m. Update
Our Public Works crews just completed repairing a leak at 17th & Iowa, and will be moving soon to Jackson St. and Franklin St. Additional repairs are planned for this weekend at 17th & Colorado, 19th & Alabama, and in the 1400 block of 20th St. 

Please report any leaks you see to the non-emergency line, (405) 222-6052. And again, if your house does not have water, but your neighbor's house does, please submit a report on Request Tracker.

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Friday, February 19, 2021

9:30 p.m. Update
USW has notified us that this voluntary, precautionary boil advisory also applies to Norge water customers. 
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7:20 p.m. Update
USW, the City’s water contractor, has requested the following:
Residents “conserve water by limiting baths and taking quick showers, trying to limit laundry, if possible, handwash dishes, and dripping your sinks, for example: 1 drip per second.”
5:30 p.m. Update
On February 19, 2021, the City of Chickasha’a water contractor, USW, issued a voluntary, precautionary boil advisory. Click here to view the notice from USW.
Due to the unprecedented weather and loss of water pressure in the Water Towers and throughout the Distribution System Water Lines and the potential for contamination as a result of this situation, the drinking water supplied by the City of Chickasha and contractor USW Utility Group may be unsafe for human consumption. 
As a precaution, it is advised that the consumers of this water system bring the water to a full, rolling boil for at least one minute before drinking, consumption, food preparation, baby formula preparation, dish washing, tooth brushing, ice making, wound care, and bathing infants who may ingest bath water. Alternatively, bottled water or another acceptable water source may be used.
The City of Chickasha will follow all rules provided by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to ensure that the drinking water will be tested for all contaminates and is safe before stopping the “Precautionary Boil Advisory”.  The City of Chickasha will inform the Public when it is safe to use the water again.

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2:30 p.m Update
Public Works crews have finished repairs at 19th & Alabama and at 20th & Nevada. Crews are currently opening valves slowly, which means all water turned off for these repairs will be back on soon. 
We are asking residents to submit a Request Tracker report if your neighbors have water, but you do not: chickasha.org/RequestTracker.aspx. If you see a water leak in town, call our non-emergency dispatch line, (405) 222-6052.
Again, we appreciate for your patience and understanding during the last several days as crews worked to restore water.

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11:00 a.m. Update
Good news, Chickasha! Most residents across town should be experiencing increased water pressure at this time. Crews are currently repairing a leak at 19th & Alabama, then will go to 20th & Nevada. 

If your neighbors have water and you do not, please submit a report on Request Tracker. If you see a water leak in town, please call our non-emergency dispatch line, (405) 222-6052.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

4:45 p.m. Update 
Public Works crews have completed repairs at 14th & Georgia. At this time, pending the completion of utility locates, crews plan to begin repairs at 19th & Alabama tomorrow morning, followed by 20th & Nevada.

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3:25 p.m. Update
The parts are in for the 14th & Georgia repair! Our Public Works Director drove to Oklahoma City to pick up the parts needed for this repair so that crews could continue working – it is a team effort to get water completely restored across town. That said, crews are now working at 14th & Georgia to repair the leak at that location.

Once that repair is complete, crews plan to move back to 19th & Alabama, pending completion of utility locates – we can’t dig until we make sure we aren’t going to hit gas lines and other utilities – safety first.

As you’ve likely noticed, these leaks are not simple fixes, and we do have many across town. Please be assured our crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to get the job done correctly, and that our administration is assessing the impact of each one while prioritizing jobs. We appreciate your continued patience and understanding.

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11:25 a.m. Update
Public Works just completed repairs at 10th & Virginia. We are waiting on parts needed for the 14th & Georgia repair, so crews are instead headed to 19th & Alabama (previously reported as 20th & Alabama) to get started on that repair. 

The parts for the 14th & Georgia repair are expected to be in this afternoon, and crews will be able to start on that location next.

Again, we are monitoring all leaks to ensure the largest, most impactful leaks are repaired first, and our schedule is altered as needed for efficiency. We will continue to provide updates as available and appreciate your continued patience. 

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10:30 a.m. Update  
Our crews are out again this morning working to repair leaks. The first stop of today is 10th & Virginia, which will be followed by 14th & Georgia then 20th & Alabama. While this is our current plan we will continue to share updates all day, including when repairs are completed.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

4:20 p.m. Update
Upon further assessment, crews will begin repairs on the 14th & Arkansas/Georgia location tomorrow, Thursday, February 18. This delay is because of the location of the leak in proximity to a fire hydrant and the potential complications that could cause as crews lose light and temperatures drop.

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3:30 p.m. Update
The repairs at Ada Sipuel & Sheppard and at 1st & Georgia are complete. Public Works crews are now loading up to move to 14th & Arkansas. Crews will monitor the weather conditions to ensure they are able to safely complete this repair. 

Due to the unexpected leak at 1st & Georgia, we have had to shift our schedule and anticipate starting repairs at 20th & Alabama tomorrow morning. We are monitoring all leaks to ensure the largest, most impactful leaks are repaired first. We will continue to provide updates as available. 

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1:25 p.m. Update
Public Works crews are wrapping up the repair at Sheppard & Ada Sipuel. Crews will be making an unscheduled repair at 1st & Georgia, related to the Sheppard & Ada Sipuel repair. Once that leak is repaired they plan to move to 14th & Arkansas. 

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10:30 a.m. Update
Public Works crews are shutting down water to repair the break at Ada Sipuel and Sheppard St. 

This could impact residents in the area from Genevieve to 4th St. and from Ada Sipuel to Alabama. 

We do not have a timeframe for how long this outage will last but will update with more information when available.

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Original information, posted at 9:25 a.m.
Public Works crews are headed out this morning to begin repairing water leaks. They hope at this time not to have to shut off water to make the repairs. 

The first leak being repaired is the largest break in town, at Ada Sipuel and Sheppard St. Note: The video says Henderson, but the latest information is that the break is on Sheppard.

Once the first leak is repaired, crews will move to a leak at 14th & Arkansas. 

The final leak that crews plan to repair today is at 20th & Alabama. 

We will provide additional updates on our page as they are available.

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