COLCORD, Okla. (August 28, 2013)—Residents of Colcord, Okla., were temporarily without water Wednesday after workers found worms in the small town’s municipal water tower.
Colcord, a town of 815 people, is about 80 miles east of Tulsa.
Vice Mayor Cody Gibby said the worms are a type of earthworm that range from a half-inch to an inch long.
Gibby says the worms are passing through water filters and getting into distribution lines.
The town shut off its drinking water Tuesday night with plans to flush the water system out and scrub the water tower clean.
Classes were canceled Wednesday at Colcord schools, and bottled water was made available to residents.