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DEQ gives water notice to Coyle; Guthrie perhaps solution

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The town of Coyle received noticed from the Department of Environmental Quality that their drinking water contains a high level of uranium.

Guthrie Water Plant

Water Superintendent Joe Courtwright told KOCO-TV they were one micro milligram per liter above the maximum contaminant level.

Residents of Coyle (population of about 300) received a notice from city officials stating there was no health risks involved with the water. However, drinking water with high uranium levels over time could create an increased risk of cancer or kidney problems.

Currently, Coyle receives their water from a well, but the water is not treated.

Officials are determining their next step in action, including one possibility of tapping into the Guthrie Water Plant.

Guthrie currently sells water to Langston University from their water plant located 1115 S. Division.

The Guthrie plant can produce about six million gallons of water per day and currently peaks at around two million. It is estimated Coyle would use about 33,000 gallons each day, or one million gallons per month.

The Guthrie city council and finance committee will consider looking into the sale of water and have shown interest in providing the service to their county neighbors 13 miles east on Highway 33.

Another possibility for Coyle to resolve their current water issues is to dig another well.

Categories: City Council, Coyle, News
  1. June 5, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Did DEQ speculate on whether or not the source of Uranium is naturally occurring?

  2. TeslaTrav
    June 16, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Report from 2009 telling them this same thing… https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2009SC/finalprogram/abstract_154902.htm Why do they all of a sudden care, when they didn’t 3 years ago?

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