Water boil order cancelled for Hoxie, mayor says

Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 5:39 PM CDT
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - A boil order for the city of Hoxie is no longer in effect, according to Mayor Dennis Coggins.

A boil order was issued Thursday for the entire Hoxie water system by the Arkansas Department of Health.

According to ADH, E.coli was found in a water sample in Hoxie.

Hoxie Mayor Dennis Coggins said Thursday that the paperwork marking the sample on the Hoxie order was done incorrectly and that city officials would be getting a new sample done. Coggins said Saturday the lab sent off four samples and that each of the samples was good.

ADH also said a boil order was issued earlier this week after a water line break caused problems with the Independence Jackson Regional water system in Independence, Jackson and White counties.

ADH said on its website as of Saturday, the boil order for the Independence Jackson Regional system remains in effect.

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