Town without running water

KONAWA, OK – The city of Konawa is without running water and officials believe it could take days to fix. The water went out early Monday morning.

Mayor Virginia Simms said they have had a history of problems with the well water system in Konawa.

“Two years ago we were without water for five days and last year I think we were without water for two days,” Mayor Simms said. “So yes, we do have a water problem. We are aware of the water problem Konawa has.”

Work crews will be out Tuesday trying to fix the problem.

Until then, the city will give out bottled water at city hall.

Police are also delivering water to seniors in the area.

Konawa is a small city in Central Oklahoma. They are located S.E. of Shawnee and N.W. of Ada on State Highway 39 between State Highways 177 and 99. The Konawa Lake is a World Class Bass Fishing Lake and is open year round.

The Konawa City Council and Konawa Employees strive to make Konawa the Best it Can Be. It is our goal to provide quality essential services to the Citizen’s of Konawa.

Konawa means “string of beads”. The early settlers thought the morning dew and the sunlight shining across the railroad tracks in the early morning, at a glance, looked like a beautiful string of bead-hence the name.


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