City of Yale, OK



04/17/2014 - Friday's schedule will continue with purging of lines in the morning, DEQ will return in the afternoon for more chlorine residual testing, samples will then go to Accurate Labs for analysis.

04/17/2014 - City crews started purging lines Thursday and will start again Friday morning to continue with residual testing.  Please continue to check here for updates as well as our City of Yale Facebook page.

**04/16/2014 - The City of Yale is working with the Department of Environmental Quality to clear problems with any E.coli and coliform issues at this time.  DEQ went through the City of Yale Public Water System Wednesday, April 16 and took bacteria samples, chlorine residuals and did a complete assessment of our overall water system.  We will continue to work with DEQ until our water supply is safe again and we will post updates as we have them at as well as on our Facebook page 'City of Yale'.**



  City of Yale Public water is contaminated with

fecal coliform or E. coli



Fecal coliform or E. coli bacteria were found in the water supply on April 14, 2014 (lab results)These bacteria can make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems.

What should I do?

  • DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Bring all water to a rolling boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation until further notice. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.
  • 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 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 happened? What is being done?

Bacterial contamination can occur when increased run-off enters the drinking water source (for example, following heavy rains). It can also happen due to a break in the distribution system (pipes) or a failure in the water treatment process.

Describe corrective actions: The City of Yale is working with Department of Environmental Quality to clear problems with any E. coli and coliform issues at this time.

We will inform you when tests show no bacteria and you no longer need to boil your water.

For more information, please contact Richard Adams at 918-387-2405. General guidelines on ways to lessen the risk of infection by microbes are available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1(800) 426-4791.


Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.


This notice is being sent to you by City of Yale, PWSID#: OK3006039.

Date distributed: April 15, 2014     

Signed : Richard Adams, City Manager 





  1. Municipal Owned Cemetery
  2. Municipal Parks
  3. Right of Ways
  4. Municipal Owned Property


Quotes may be submitted for any or all parcels.  The scope of the contract will include mowing, weed eating and trimming.  The bid should be submitted on a per mowing/trimming basis.  All equipment and supplies necessary to fulfill the terms of the contract must be provided by the contractor.  Proof of liability insurance will be required.  Bids will be accepted at the office of the City Clerk, 209 N. Main Street, Yale, Oklahoma 74085 until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Bid openings will be at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in the City Commission room at Yale City Hall.  If you have any questions please call Yale City Hall at 918-387-2405.


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