Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about.
PUBLIC NOTICE: IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
City of Guymon’s Water Well Tested Positive for E. coli
Miranda GilbertCommunity Development
Our water system detected E. coli in 1 of our 18 drinking water wells. As our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation. On October 6, 2014, we learned that a routine sample collected on October 2, 2014, by a water system that uses City of Guymon water was total coliform positive. As required by EPA’s Ground Water Rule, one of our follow-up steps was to collect samples from our active wells. The sample from Well 13 collected on October 6, 2014, tested positive for E. coli. We are now conducting a thorough investigation to determine the source of the contamination.
What does this mean?Fecal coliforms and E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause short-term effects, such as diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly, and people with severely compromised immune systems.The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.
What is being done?In response to this situation, we are sending notices to our customers and conducting a thorough investigation.
Corrective actions: We have discontinued use of the contaminated well and will rely on our other sources to meet demand until the issue is resolved.
For more information, please contact Public Works Director Ivan Clark at 580-338-0137.