UPDATE 12:40PM FEB 26
BAUXITE WATER BOIL ORDER LIFTED!
UPDATE 9AM FEB 22
The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed the ‘Boil Water’ Notice issued by Chris Melton for the Entire Bauxite Water System on February 22, 2021. 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 complete loss in normal system pressure. The loss in pressure occured in Bauxite Water’s parent system, Benton Waterworks.
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 30 bacteriological samples indicate that the water is free of bacterial contamination and an adequate disinfectant level is established throughout the distribution system.
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