RANDOLPH COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A boil order for the entire water system in Maynard is now over, with officials saying the order was due to a main break.
According to a press release issued by Maynard Waterworks in Randolph County, the Arkansas Department of Health has issued a “boil water notice” for the entire system May 28.
The order was for the Maynard area only.
The release stated this precaution was being taken due to the possibility of the water being contaminated because of the main break.
Under this boil order, all affected customers must be advised that the water could be unsafe for human consumption.
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 to make ice.
A disinfectant level was established throughout the distribution system and a bacteriological survey has shown the water is safe to drink.
Samples were taken May 31 and were safe, officials said.