Boil water order lifted

Bacteriological samples showed “possible contamination” of the water.
Bacteriological samples showed “possible contamination” of the water.(Pexels)
Published: Aug. 25, 2023 at 1:50 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 29, 2023 at 1:52 PM CDT
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TRUMANN, Ark. (KAIT) - The City of Trumann announced Tuesday afternoon a precautionary boil water order has been lifted.

The order affected all residents and rural customers, except for those who live in Payneway.

According to a Facebook post from the city, they added if you were previously on Trumann rural water, the boil notice is still in effect.

According to a news release, repairs to a broken water main on Highway 69 “took substantial time to repair.” Bacteriological samples from the distribution system showed “possible contamination” of the water.

“Therefore, as a precaution, all Trumann Water Works and rural customers (except Payneway) are advised that the water may be unsafe for human consumption,” the release stated.

Those with questions can call James Pagan, the city’s public works director, at 870-284-1688.