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Swifton boil order lifted, officials say

(Source: Tuckerman Mayor David Dixon) (Source: Tuckerman Mayor David Dixon)
TUCKERMAN, AR (KAIT) -

4:20 p.m., Dec. 8 UPDATE: The boil order in Swifton has been lifted, according to Cooprider. 


9:20 p.m., Dec. 7 UPDATE: The boil order in Tuckerman has been lifted, according to the town's mayor. 


Dec. 3 Update: The water is back on in Tuckerman but now the city of Swifton is under a boil order.

Swifton Water Superintendent Gary Cooprider said Swifton was operating on the same waterline as Tuckerman because a water tower in Swifton was being painted.

Cooprider said because of that, Swifton has been placed under a boil order until further notice.

Mayor David Dixon in Tuckerman said the water is back on in his town but with only limited pressure. 

Bottled water can be picked up at the Tuckerman Fire Department according to the department's Facebook page.

They will give each household a case of water. The Red Cross will have gallon jugs of water to give the people as well.


10:20 p.m. Update: Mayor Dixon said the leak is now clamped, and water should be turned back on soon. 


The City of Tuckerman is under a boil order after a water line broke Friday afternoon.

According to Tuckerman Mayor David Dixon, a 6 or 8-inch line broke around 4 p.m.

Crews worked to get the line turned off, but they couldn’t so they had to shut the water off to the entire city around 6:30 p.m.

Mayor Dixon said he does not know when the water will be turned back on right now.

City officials are speaking with the Arkansas Health Department about the issue and working as quickly as they can to fix the problem, according to Mayor Dixon.

Tuckerman will be under a boil water order until further notice once the system is turned back on. 

Until then, the American Red Cross is bringing in bottled water for the citizens. 

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