City issues “precautionary” boil order north of I-30

The Bryant Water/Wastewater Department has issued a precautionary boil order for all those residing north of Interstate 30.

A break on a 12-inch water main has caused a loss of water pressure. As a precaution, all affected customers are advised that the water may be unsafe for human consumption.

This “precautionary boil order’ will remain in effect until the work has been completed, an adequate disinfectant level is established throughout the distribution system, and a bacteriological survey shows that the water is safe to drink.

“We anticipate the boil water notice will be in effect for the next two to five days, depending on the test results,” said Monte Ledbetter, Public Works Director. “We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. We assure you the work will be completed as quickly as possible.”

Ledbetter advises residents to bring tap water to a rolling boil, boil for one minute, and cool before using. As an alternative, bottle water may be used. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food until further notice.

For more information, call the Distribution Office at 501-943-0469.

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