In a report made by News 12 KXII on Jan. 9, 2013, there is a serious water shortage issue in Wapanucka, Okla. where even a school had to be cancelled due to this water crisis. It's been a week since the town's water source ran dry, and towns people are concerned.
For a while, the citizens of Wapanucka had been dealing with this as an ongoing issue, living with minimal water. Now, at the point where the water had completely stopped flowing, this is simply something someone cannot adapt to.
Some citizens had to resort to crossing borders to stay at surrounding family homes and make use of water for bathing and restocking on drinking water.
As a temporary solution, the city of Wapanucka attached itself to the Atoka water supply, but there are talks of making this arrangement permanent and citizens are willing to pay for it due to the hardship that is being presented.
This is being considered, but first applications for grants and loans would need to be submitted, and since this is an emergency situation, action will be taken.
According to Oklahoma state representative Charles McCall, "Because this is an emergency situation, there will be funding available for Wapanucka which will allow them to start on this project immediately".
Wapanucka isn't the first town to suffer this water shortage situation. The city of Orme, Tenn. ran into the same crisis and also there had been reports in in small, rural towns in Nebraska as well, suffering the same fate. Some of which had been temporary set backs, but others are rather permanent and depend on surrounding cities to keep their water supply flowing.