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SFD responds to incident at Water Treatment Plant

Released:Jan 27, 2021

UPDATE: As of approximately 3:45 p.m., the Stillwater Water Treatment Plant is back in service. Residents can expect to see their water pressure restored to regular levels in a few hours.


(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Jan. 27, 2021) – The Stillwater Fire Department responded to an incident at the Stillwater Water Treatment Plant today at about 10:30 a.m. A contractor was installing a new back-up generator when the control panel caught on fire and damaged an underground line between the plant and US Highway 177. The fire department responded and extinguished the fire. No one was injured.

“The underground service line to the plant is huge, so a temporary line is being installed,” Stillwater City Manager Norman McNickle said. “We estimate the plant will be back in service in 4 to 6 hours. There is sufficient water in the system to keep everything running, but customers may see a decrease in water pressure. We have no concerns about water quality.”

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