TEXARKANA, Ark. -- A Precautionary Boil Water Notice has been issued for the Miller County Water Supply Corporation (Genoa System), Texarkana, Arkansas.
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, according to a news release from Texarkana Water Utilities. The boil water order was due to a water main break caused by a lightning strike in the area of 6800 Genoa Road.
Under the 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 minute prior to use. All ice cubes should be discarded and only boiled water used for making ice.
This 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.
(For more information, call Rick Barton at 903-798-3850 or 903-277-0859 or Robert Bean at 903-798-3850 or 903-277-1206 at TWU.)