Madill woman steps in uncovered water meter

By: KXII-TV Staff Email
By: KXII-TV Staff Email

MADILL, Okla. -- A Madill woman walking down the street got her foot stuck in a water meter on Monday night. Emergency officials were called to help pull her foot out, but residents say they have repeatedly tried to alert city officials of the hazard for weeks.

The incident happened last night at Wolf and Second Streets. According to neighbors who live near the water meter, they say they have tried contacting the City of Madill for several weeks to try and get the hole covered

We tried calling city officials Tuesday to see if the water meter has since been covered but our calls were not returned.

The woman suffered minor injuries, but we’re told she’s doing okay.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2007 at 08:22 PM
    This is very strange. How long has that woman lived there and how long has this cover been off. How long has this woman walked by this water meter hole. Sounds staged to me, but again if it gets these covers back over the meters. That is what the city lawyers will say in court and I can also say that the judge will throw this one out of court. The judge will look through this whole thing and see it was staged. I have seen this too many times. If she was new to the town of Madill she might stand a chance for a law suit. Lady this is not the way the city will turn right around and sue you right back and you will have to pay for everything. Think about this very carefully. Do not do what you can not win.
  • by at Location: tx on Dec 4, 2007 at 08:54 PM
    if they saw it uncovered, why did they not just pick it up and replace it, or slide it over with their foot, or was it complety missing, if it was not missing, then i suppose that it is easier to call someone than to take about one minute to replace........I have slid one back into place, and no it is not to heavy or hard to do........if you saw a peice of paper on the ground would you pick it up or call the garbage truck, it seems to me it would be easier to just pick it up....
  • by Taxpayer Location: Tejas (used to be Texas) on Dec 4, 2007 at 07:03 PM
    True Headline a Story
  • by Mary Location: Sherman on Dec 4, 2007 at 03:58 PM
    Josh.... you know if they have been asking and asking to get it covered then someone gets hurt maybe getting the media involved is a good way to get something done. You know, it's not like they're gonna ask us and ask us to pay out water bill. If we don't pay it then we have no water and I would be willing to bet the the city also has to pay her medical bills too. Josh, have you been living under a rock or do you really not know how to get things done when someone like the city doesn't take care of their own property.
  • by JC Location: Denison on Dec 4, 2007 at 03:49 PM
    No, but when a city fails to take care of an obvious safety hazard after multiple complaints and someone ends up getting hurt we should.
  • by No name Location: Mannsville on Dec 4, 2007 at 03:08 PM
    Yes we should
  • by Me Location: Madill on Dec 4, 2007 at 02:47 PM
    Kinda strange when someone been complaining for weeks about this then they magically step in the hole now.
  • by josh Location: denison on Dec 4, 2007 at 02:11 PM
    so what should we call the news evertime we step in a water meter hole
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