UPDATE 02/27/21 12:30
BOIL ORDER LIFTED FOR SOUTHWEST CUSTOMERS SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 30.
YES, ALSO CITY OF HASKELL RESIDENTS.
The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed the ‘Boil Water’ Notice issued by Southwest Water for the customers south of Interstate 30 in Saline County, Grant County, and Hot Spring County, on February 21, 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 loss in normal system pressure in the Benton Water system.
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 4 bacteriological samples indicate that the water is free of bacterial contamination and an adequate disinfectant level is established throughout the distribution system.
Salem Water Users is NOT currently under a boil order as of Feb 22.
Southwest customers who experienced low water pressure on Thursday or since then, are under a precautionary boil order. Boil water to a rolling boil and keep it there for one full minute before using for consumption.
Also, all Saline County water customers (and beyond) should be conserving water right now to avoid depletion in the company tanks. This means don’t run your dishwasher or laundry washing machine and limit water for bathing, cooking, etc.
MySaline will update when the boil order is lifted.