Boil Order

The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed a new boil order for a portion of customers with the Salem Water Association.

Due to a water main break, customers from Zuber Road to Carrie Drive, including Victoria Street, Stonehedge Trail and Hark Road, are under the order.

The boil order was issued as a precautionary measure due to the possibility that contaminated water may have entered the distribution system.

A previous boil order was issued in May for customers from 1202 Salem Rd. south to the intersection of Hart Road, including Terry Lynn Road. The ADH lifted that boil order on Thursday just after issuing the new one.

According to the order, all affected customers are 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.

The boil order will be lifted after one set of bacteriological samples indicate that the water is free of bacterial contamination and an adequate disinfectant level is established throughout the distribution system.