Ada contacted the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) immediately and is working to remediate the well site area.
Citizens in Ada are told to not be concerned as the leak does not affect the quality of Ada’s drinking water. The current concern is that it come affect quantity as demand increases this summer. The majority of Ada’s water comes from Byrd’s Mill Spring with the affected well supplementing during high demand.
The well is not currently in use and will remain out of service until the issue can be resolved.
Rationing could be required when demand rises but current rainfall will likely help the reduce the reliance on the affected well.
For more information visit the City of Ada website at www.adaok.com
Recommended reading- Ways to Conserve Water
Ada map credit- Adapted from Wikipedia’s OK county maps by Seth Ilys.