Broken Arrow water rationing impacts businesses

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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 7/11/2013 5:25 pm Published: 7/11/2013 4:27 pm

The Clear Water car wash in Broken Arrow was forced to close after a water line break.

Hank Bennett was on his way to work early Thursday morning and realized his truck needed a wash, so he stopped at the Clear Water car wash to give his vehicle a much-needed bath.

Only after he pulled out of the bay he realized he made it just in time.

"I guess it must not be too dire or the communication is poor because I just dumped a bunch of water on my car to get it clean," said Bennett.

Like many other BA residents, he said the water situation has been frustrating.

"It seems like we've had a lot of water issues and we had the deal a few weeks ago where we couldn't drink our water," he said.

And not only was the water line break affecting customers, local businesses also took a hit.

FOX23 told car wash attendant, Bobby Rogers, about the mandatory water ration. He gave his boss a quick call and was told to shut down.

"He says yes it does affect our business so go ahead and close it up," said Bennett.

What was frustrating news for Hank ended up being a blessing in disguise for Rogers.

Because the business was forced to close it meant he could take off work early and spend the day doing what he loves.

"I'm going to go fishing," he said.

As other neighbors continued to stop by the car wash throughout the morning their frustration about Broken Arrow's water situation was evident.

"We just went through this not too long ago, and we had to boil our water and all that good stuff," said one customer.

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