The Arkansas Department of Health has issued a boil order for all customers on the Southwest Arkansas Water System.
This order was issued as a precautionary measure because of the possibility that contaminated water may have entered the distribution system as a result of a loss in normal system pressure.
Under the ‘Boil Water’ Notice, all affected customers are advised that the
water may be unsafe for human consumption, and water used for drinking or food preparation must be boiled briskly for one (1) minute prior to use.
All ice cubes should be discarded and only boiled water used for making ice.
This Notice will be lifted by the Department of Health when 1 set of 10
bacteriological samples indicate that the water is free of bacterial
contamination and an adequate disinfectant level is established throughout
the distribution system.