TWU has issued a “Boil Water” notice for residences and businesses east of East St,
south of East 9th St, west of Pinehurst St., and north of Pearl Street, in Texarkana,
Arkansas as a precautionary measure after a water main break caused a drop in normal pressure.
A Precautionary Boil Water Notice has been issued for the residences east of East St,
south of East 9 th St, west of Pinehurst St. and north of Pearl Street, Texarkana,
This 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. The boil water order was due to a water main break caused by a
broken flange and a total coliform positive sample located on Siebert and Washington.
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.
This “precautionary boil water notice” will remain in effect until the problem has been
corrected, an adequate disinfectant level is established throughout the distribution
system and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.
If you have any questions you may contact Rick Barton at (903) 798 3850 or (903) 277
0859 or Chris Cagle at (903) 798 3850 or (501) 288 5195 at Texarkana Water Utilities.