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January 31, 2013

Konawa residents pack meeting over waterKonawa residents complained Tuesday they are tired of dealing with problems stemming from the town’s water and wastewater systems.

Eric Swanson Staff Writer adanewsreporter@cableone.net
The Ada News

Konawa —  

Konawa residents complained Tuesday they are tired of dealing with problems stemming from the town’s water and wastewater systems.

People flocked to a meeting at the Konawa Community Center to discuss the water issues plaguing the city. State Sen. Susan Paddack called the meeting to bring local, state and federal officials together in a search for a solution.

One business owner said the city shuts off the water from midnight until 4 a.m. each day, then orders people to boil their water the next day so it will be safe to use.

“I have to turn all my equipment off every single night,” said the woman, who did not give her name. “Why do we keep doing this? It makes no sense to me why it has to be shut off every single night.”

City Manager Rita LoPresto said officials shut off the water each night to let the system recover. She added she did not agree with the strategy.

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