Oklahoma town told not to drink water after worms found flowing from tap

Posted on: 7:12 pm, August 29, 2013, by , updated on: 07:13pm, August 29, 2013


COLCORD, Okla. — A “do not drink” order is in effect in Colcord, Oklahoma for the town’s water supply.

Water commissioner Cody Gibby says the water is not hazardous but a “red worm” was found in the supply and the city is taking safety precautions.

Samples have been sent to the health department, the Department of Environmental Quality and the state health department.

Skyler McElhaney, spokesman for the DEQ, said after confirming the red worm, or blood worm, the CDC was contacted.

A red worm is the larvae of a midge fly, which is not commonly found in Oklahoma but rather the southeastern states, said McElhaney.

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