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Nowata finally ran out of water…

1:21 PM EST on November 28, 2016


It wasn't a happy Thanksgiving for the people of Nowata. Well, unless your Thanksgiving chore was to wash and dry grandma's dishes.

Thanks to a chemical plant explosion in Kansas, the city of Nowata was forced to shut off its water supply on Thanksgiving afternoon. Yeah, that's right. Nowata had to shut off its water. I guess you can say Nowata had no wata. Although I'm sure it sucked for the town's residents, from an irony and blog headline perspective it's the greatest thing to happen in Northern Oklahoma since Hooker slapped Beaver in a basketball.

Here are the details via the AP:

Water service was turned off to residents of a northeastern Oklahoma city early Thursday due to possible contamination of its water supply following a chemical plant explosion in southeastern Kansas.

Water service was discontinued shortly after midnight in the city of Nowata, a city of about 3,700 people about 20 miles south of the Kansas state line and 150 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, said Stacy Guffey, a dispatcher at the Nowata County Sheriff's Office.

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality is conducting tests to see what chemicals may be contaminating the water following an explosion and fire on Tuesday at the Airosol, Inc., chemical plant in Neodesha, Kansas, The Tulsa World reported.

Erin Hatfield, spokeswoman for the agency, says Nowata stopped pulling water from the Verdigris River on Wednesday afternoon as a precaution. She said emergency management officials and the Oklahoma National Guard will provide bottled water and water tanks as needed. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials were also responding to the situation, Hatfield said.

Come on, Kansas. Get your chemical plants under controls! Otherwise, we may have to sue you like we did Colorado for selling weed! Haha. Just kidding. We would never do something like that. Although it doesn't poison water supplies, weed is a toxic, deadly substance.

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