The city of Tulsa issued a voluntary cook order as a precaution on Friday after there were some areas with low water pressure and reports from some people saying they saw discolored water coming out of their taps.
The city is grappling with a record number of waterline breaks caused by the extreme cold.
Tulsa’s water and wastewater director, Clayton Edwards, recommends boiling the water for a minute if it is going to be used for drinking or cooking.
“I want to emphasize that this is a voluntary cooking arrangement. During DEQ’s discussions this morning, they suggested that we send out this voluntary cook order as a precaution, ”said Edwards.
Water for bathing does not need to be boiled.