TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Water Utilities (TWU) has issued a precautionary boil water notice for the residences east of East Street, south of East 9th St, west of Pinehurst Street, and north of Dudley Street in Texarkana, Arkansas.
The boil water order was due to a water main break caused by a broken flange located on Siebert and Washington.
The water utility says that the order is issued as a precautionary measure because of the possibility that contaminated water may enter the distribution system as a result of a loss in normal system pressure.
TWU says that under the “Boil Water” order, all affected customers must be 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.
The precautionary boil water notice will remain in effect until the situation has been resolved, an adequate disinfectant level is established throughout the distribution system, and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.
Anyone with questions is asked to contact Rick Barton at 903-798-3850, Chris Cagle at 903-798-3850, or Texarkana Water Utilities at 501-288-5195.