FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — UPDATE: The residents in the area of Sharon Street and Pine Avenue are back in service following a water main break on Monday, September 20.
According to a news release from the city, a small number of households will be required to boil their water until bacterial samples can be taken and analyzed. Those households will be notified directly by the city.
The city says water storage tanks are slowly recovering and should be back to normal within 24 hours. Until that time, the city asks residents and businesses to continue to conserve water.
The ruptured pipe has been isolated from the system and continues to drain the residual water contained inside.
Final repairs should be completed by Wednesday, September 22, and cleanup restoration will begin in a few days after the area dries.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The City of Fayetteville’s water tanks are less than half full after a water main broke near Sharon Street and Pine Avenue on Monday, September 20, according to a release from the city on Tuesday.
As the water line repair continues on Tuesday, Fayetteville will not be able to receive the normal amount of water from Beaver District Water to match demand, and city officials are asking residents and businesses to continue conserving water until repairs are finished.
The work is anticipated to take most of Tuesday to complete.
Residents, as well as customers in communities that receive Fayetteville water, are asked to temporarily restrict water usage to drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene.
The city advises to please turn off automatic irrigation and sprinkler systems and avoid any unnecessary water usage (such as washing vehicles, pressure washing, etc.) for the next 24 hours.
Communities affected by the conservation request, aside from Fayetteville, include Elkins, West Fork, Farmington, Goshen, Greenland, southern Johnson, Wheeler, Round Mountain and the Mt. Olive Water District.
Once city crews repair the leak, it will take approximately 24 hours for water tanks to refill,
As tanks refill, some residents may experience temporary low water pressure and air in water lines.
If you experience these issues, be advised that water is safe for consumption, and no Boil Water Order has been issued.
Residents who currently do not have water will be contacted directly by the City of Fayetteville should a Boil Water Notice become necessary.