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Canceled Voluntary Precautionary Boil Advisory City of McAlester and Rural Water Districts 5, 6, 7, 9 & 16

Sep 28, 2022

Canceled Voluntary Precautionary Boil Advisory City of McAlester and Rural Water Districts 5, 6, 7, 9 & 16

Sep 27, 2022
The City of McAlester received water monitoring results on samples from throughout the system at approximately 4:50 p.m. on September 27, 2022. All samples were satisfactory and within the standards set by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality for public drinking water. At this time, we are canceling the Voluntary Precautionary Boil Advisory implemented as a result of the previously elevated turbidity levels. We appreciate the cooperation and patience of residents and businesses during this time.

Voluntary Precautionary Boil Advisory City of McAlester and Rural Water Districts 5, 6, 7, 9 & 16

Sep 27, 2022

WARNING VOLUNTARY, PRECAUTIONARY BOIL ADVISORY CITY OF MCALESTER and RURAL WATER DISTRICTS #5, 6, 7, 9 & 16
Public Water Supply ID: 1020609
September 27, 2022

Due to high turbidity levels in the drinking water supplied to the City of McAlester and reliant water districts may be unsafe for human consumption. As a precaution, it is advised that the consumers of this water system bring the water to a full, rolling boil for at least one minute before drinking, consumption, food preparation, baby formula preparation, dish washing, tooth brushing, ice making, wound care, and bathing infants who may ingest bath water. Alternatively, bottled water or another acceptable water source may be used.

Important Note: This precautionary boil advisory is not related to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and it is important to continue to wash your hands during the precautionary boil advisory.
This advisory will remain in effect until further notice. Questions concerning this situation should be addressed to the McAlester Police Department at 918-423-1212. The City of McAlester has collected water samples from the designated areas throughout the system and they are on the way to Tulsa for lab testing. The samples take up to 24- 48 hours to process. If all samples are satisfactory, we will lift the voluntary precautionary boil advisory at that time.

 

Address of PWS:
5200 Waterworks Rd.
McAlester, OK 74501
County: Pittsburg

 

Further general information can be found on the DEQ website: www.deq.ok.gov

Precautionary Boil Advisory City of McAlester and Rural Water Districts 5, 6, 7, 9 & 16

Sep 25, 2022
A precautionary boil advisory is in place for the City of McAlester and Rural Water Districts 5, 6, 7, 9 & 16.
 
 This advisory is a result of a loss of pressure in the water system along with a treatment process that does not meet requirements leading to higher turbidity in the water and the potential for contamination as a result of this situation. The drinking water quality is unknown; to protect yourself, you may choose to boil your water. As a precaution, it is advised that the consumers of this water system bring the water to a full rolling boil for at least one minute before consumption, food preparation, baby formula preparation, dish washing, tooth brushing, ice making, wound care, and bathing infants who may ingest bath water. Alternatively, you may use bottled water for these purposes. This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.

2022 City-Wide Garage Sale - Full List (View, Download or Print)

Sep 20, 2022
View or download a printable .PDF of the 2022 City-Wide Garage Sale List...

14 day burn ban

Sep 19, 2022

Report Housing Discrimination

Aug 25, 2022
Don't let housing discrimination stop you from rebuilding your life.

Bottler of the Year Located in McAlester

Aug 24, 2022
Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of McAlester receives top awards and recognition...

Dates Announced For City-Wide Garage Sale

Aug 15, 2022
The McAlester/Krebs City-Wide Garage Sale is almost here!!! September 23rd & 24th, 2022. Apply online at: https://mcalester.rja.revize.com/forms/4311 or call (918)424-1923.

We have been selected as a 2022 AARP Community Challenge Grantee!

Jun 29, 2022
The City of McAlester is thrilled to announce we have been selected to receive a 2022 AARP Community Challenge grant.

Investors Excited About Drone Testing

Jun 23, 2022
The Choctaw Nation, near McAlester, Oklahoma, is at the epicenter of a technological revolution.

City of McAlester Celebrates Retirees

May 17, 2022
Retiree Celebration Held on May 12th

The McAlester Entrepreneurial Spirit

May 06, 2022

Water Line Break at River Oaks

Apr 27, 2022
Water Outage Alert 4-27-22 River Oaks - Copy (2)

Road Closure

Apr 15, 2022
Construction Alert 4-19-22 6th Street ALT - Copy

Green Meadows area water service restored

Mar 17, 2022
Water Outage Alert 3-16-22 UPDATE-2 social

Service Outage for Green Meadows area

Mar 16, 2022
Water Outage Alert 3-16-22 social

WLIP Map of Year 1 Projects

Mar 14, 2022
Water Line Exhibit Map Year 1

TRANSMISSION LINE BREAK REPAIRED AS WATER TOWERS LEVELS BEGIN TO RISE

Mar 04, 2022
Water Outage Alert 3-4-22 citywide

Repairs Completed, Water Service To Be Restored

Mar 04, 2022
Water Outage Alert 3-3-22 water restored

City-wide Water Outage

Mar 03, 2022
Water Outage Alert 3-3-22 citywide website

City-wide Water Outage Repair

Mar 03, 2022
Water Outage Alert 3-3-22 citywide overnight website

Remote Work Job Fair

Feb 16, 2022
Remote Work Job Fair in McAlester, OK

McAlester Workforce Development

Jan 27, 2022
How McAlester Can Help Solve Your Workforce Challenges

McAlester Defense Manufacturers Secure New Contracts

Dec 15, 2021
McAlester Defense Manufacturers Secure Millions in New Contracts

Successful 2021 McAlester Stampede

Nov 23, 2021
The McAlester Community Actively Supports the Defense Industry by Advocating in Washington D.C.

City Hall Prepares For Water Line Vote

Nov 03, 2021

On Tuesday, November 9th, citizens of McAlester will vote on the Water Line Improvement Project ballot issue. The Project is slated to begin in early 2022. Voters are being asked to fund the Project with either a 1/4 cent sales tax or a utility rate increase.

2021 Asphalt Overlay Project

Aug 25, 2021
McAlester City Councilors approved asphalt overlays for more than 30 streets in McAlester.

Water Service Disconnects to Resume in August

Jul 27, 2021

Water service disconnects due to nonpayment will resume in August 2021 for McAlester utility customers.

BIRD LANDS IN MCALESTER, STARTING JULY 2021

Jul 26, 2021
The City of McAlester is partnering with Bird, the Los Angeles, California-based, shared electric scooter company, to bring e-scooters to the city in the coming days. The scooters are available through a mobile phone application and riders pay to use the scooter per minute, at no cost to the city.

Be Prepared for a Flood

Jun 29, 2021

Lifeguard and Wading Pool Information Meeting!

May 14, 2021
Interested in Lifeguard or Wading Pool positions?

Take the Lower Canadian Watershed Survey!

Apr 13, 2021
Take this survey from the Oklahoma Water Resources Board regarding flooding issues.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week!

Apr 13, 2021

FEMA Assistance for Households

Apr 09, 2021
Learn more about getting individual assistance for damage from recent disasters in Pittsburg County.

Important Information for Utility Customers

Mar 18, 2021
The City of McAlester is reinstating 10-day past due notices and fees on utility bills effective April 15, 2021.

Water Outage February 2021

Feb 19, 2021
Up-to-date information about McAlester's Water situation in February 2021.

Municipal Court Postponed for February 9, 2021

Feb 09, 2021
Inclement weather update!

City Inclement Weather Closures for February 2021

Feb 09, 2021
Motorists should use caution. Some City services closed.

Holiday Trash Service

Dec 21, 2020
Trash Service Updates for the week of December 21, 2020.

Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

Dec 01, 2020
Be Fire Smart for the Holidays

Arvest Park Decorated for Holiday Season

Nov 23, 2020
City crews have worked together to transform the City's newest park into a Magical Christmas Forest!

Thanksgiving Trash Service

Nov 23, 2020
Trash service delays due to the Thanksgiving Holiday, 2020.

Save Time - Pay Utility Bills by Phone!

Oct 15, 2020
The City of McAlester gives you access to your account 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It's a convenient way to pay your bills on your own time - with no waiting!

Blue Thumb Training for New Volunteers

Oct 15, 2020

Blue Thumb is a water quality education project of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission’s Water Quality Division.

City-Wide Garage Sale October 2nd & 3rd

Sep 14, 2020
Call (918)424-9600 if you would like to have a garage sale on Oct 2nd and/or on Oct 3rd and be added to the list. There will be no permit fees from the City of McAlester or from the City of Krebs for these dates.  2020 Garage Sale List

September 15, 2020, Court Arraignments Postponed

Sep 11, 2020

City of McAlester Municipal Court Arraignments for Tuesday, September 15, 2020, are postponed until Tuesday, October 6, 2020. 

PPE Available for Local Businesses

Aug 28, 2020
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Business Program for McAlester

Take our Environmental Programs Survey today!

Aug 26, 2020
Take this quick 2 minute survey about McAlester's Environmental Programs.

McAlester Recycling Center Reopens Aug. 10th!

Aug 06, 2020
The McAlester Recycling Center is reopening on Monday, August 10, 2020.

Promotions in McAlester Police Department

Jul 14, 2020
The McAlester Police Department promoted six officers to leadership positions in the patrol and criminal investigation divisions effective July 13, 2020.

New Hours of Operation for Utility Billing, Courts

Jun 23, 2020
New hours of operations for the city's Utility Billing and Court Clerk offices

Make Online Payments with No Fee

Jun 17, 2020
The City of McAlester No Longer Charges Fee for Online Payments

Landfill Open for Storm Response

May 08, 2020

Hearod named Interim Chief of Police

Apr 29, 2020
The city of McAlester named Kevin Hearod as interim Chief of Police following the retirement of Chief Gary Wansick.

City Extends Closures to May 15, 2020

Apr 29, 2020
To continue to minimize the risk of community spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the City of McAlester has extended the temporary precautionary measures at city properties again, this time through Friday, May 15, 2020.

McAlester Recycling Center Closing

Mar 25, 2020
The McAlester Recycling Center will be closing all operations starting at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Council Suspends Cut-Offs, Takes Other Actions on COVID-19 Emergency

Mar 18, 2020
The McAlester City Council met in an emergency meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, to consider resolutions related to the city’s response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. At the end of the meeting, Mayor John Browne proclaimed a state of emergency for the city.

City Responds to COVID-19 Guidelines

Mar 17, 2020
To reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the City of McAlester is implementing temporary precautionary measures at city properties effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 until Sunday, April 5, 2020. There are no known cases of COVID-19 in Pittsburg County at the time of this release.

McAlester Honored with 31 Years as Tree City USA

Mar 10, 2020

Utility Payment Kiosk now available

Feb 20, 2020
Utility Payment Kiosk now available

McAlester Completes Water Service Improvements

Feb 12, 2020

Two projects to improve water service in the city of McAlester were successfully completed in January 2020 as part of a systematic approach to creating a more reliable water delivery system.

Bicycle Lanes Rollout on City Streets

Feb 05, 2020
McAlester now has bicycle lanes for the use of bicyclists and pedestrians on three city streets. The new lanes are four-feet wide and are located on both sides of the street on East Monroe Avenue and South 9th Street as well as the south side of East Illinois Avenue.