Red worms have turned up on the Oklahoma water supply, mainly in Colcord, Oklahoma, a little town about 80 miles east of Tulsa.
Not the most pleasant news a town could receive.
Water filters were found to be clogged with the little blood worms. Some measured up to an inch long.
While there have been cases of worms in the water supply in the southeast, this is the first case anyone can remember in this part of the country.
Officials have spent the last few days flushing the filters and water tower, and gave the OK for external use of the water, but encourage everyone not to drink, cook or brush your teeth with tap water yet.
City councilman Terry Wood has stated that they are doing everything possible to clean up the mess and find the cause.
“We will get to the bottom of this” Terry was quoted as saying.
Cherokee Nation and Walmart have been donating water to the residents of the town until they get the water back up to snuff.
The school district cancelled classes at the schools today. Superintendent J.D. Parkerson said the students ended up with an unexpected day off.
Worms, e coli, pesticides, the list is endless. In the world today you never can be sure the water you are drinking is pure and clean, unless you are protected with your own whole house home water filter system.
It has become something every household needs as a last line defense against the impurities our public and well water systems seem to be subject to.
Your family deserves the best, and so do you. Install a filter system in your home before the holidays hit, and know you and all your loved ones will be safe from the perils of contaminated water.