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DEQ issues water boil for Hitchcock after E. coli found

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Water from a faucet

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HITCHCOCK, Okla. – Residents in Hitchcock in the northwestern part of the state are under a water boil after E. coli was found in the water supply.

The Department of Environmental Quality said residents in the Blaine County town near Watonga should boil the water before drinking it, cooking with is, washing dishes or brushing teeth.

DEQ officials said they will notify residents when the water is safe for human consumption again.