UPDATE: Boil order rescinded for Olney residents

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UPDATE: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 8:50 a.m.

Olney City Officials have rescinded the boil order issued Sunday after a water main break off State Highway 79.

According to a press release, the City of Olney public water system has taken the necessary corrective actions to restore the quality of the water distributed by the City of Olney public water system used for drinking water and has provided TCEQ with laboratory testing results that indicate water from our system no longer requires boiling prior to use as drinking water or for human consumption purposes as of 8:30 A.M. on January 27, 2021.

Please find the full press release from the City of Olney below:


UPDATE: Monday, January 25, 2021 at 5:20 p.m.

One day after city officials in Olney issued a boil order notice for all city utility customers, the city manager said the city’s main water line has now been hit.

Sunday’s boil order was issued due to a break in an 8-inch main water line on Highway 79.

Olney’s city manager said now one of the city’s main water lines was hit due to construction near Olney’s hospital.

No time table was given by city officials for when water services expect to be restored, but city leaders hope services will return in the next few hours.

Continue to stick with Texoma’s Homepage as more information becomes available.


UPDATE: OLNEY (KFDX/KJTL) — Olney city officials have issued a boil order at 7 p.m. Sunday after a water main break off State Highway 79.

The break is in the 8-inch main water line off Highway 79. Officials state water services were restored Sunday night after being turned off that morning but recommend residents boil water until further notice.

Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we continue to learn more.


OLNEY (KFDX/KJTL) — Olney residents will be without water for around 4-5 hours tomorrow.

Olney Mayor Robert “Rue” Rogers said the water will be shut off at 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, due to water pipeline leak issues.

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