Update: This boil Order has been lifted.
There is a boil order for the following water customers, according to the Arkansas Department of Health
Salem Water Users – Approximately 30 customers on West Lawson Road from North Nash Road to Brookhaven Court. The reason is because there was a water main break.
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 partial loss in normal system pressure.
WHAT DO I DO? 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(s) of bacteriological samples indicate that the water is free of bacterial contamination and an adequate disinfectant level is established throughout the distribution system.