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Water Woes in Wilson, Oklahoma

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Facets weren't flowing in Wilson, Oklahoma Monday and, residents and business owners wondered why.  Local businesses said the loss of water put a strain on their work day.  KTEN's Meredith Saldana has more.

Monday morning a backhoe tractor hit the main water line, cutting it and causing the city to be without water for several hours.     

Nurses at a hospice care facility in Wilson said often times patient baths are on their to-do list but this was something they weren't able to do without water.     

Tommi Idleman, the owner of PJI's restaurant and store in Wilson, says without water they can't run the fountain drink machine, or coffee and most importantly they can't cook.     

Not being able to cook during the busy Monday afternoon lunch hour is hard on any business.

"Well you have to close your bathrooms, you can't do any cooking.  You can't cook raw, you can't cook the raw meat because you can't wash your hands afterwards.  Therefore customers come in if they want hamburger they get upset, but our customers been real good today."

Idleman's family has owned the restaurant for less than a year and says this is the second time the water has been off.     

The water was restored just after lunch Monday and is safe to use.   

-Meredith Saldana, KTEN News