For Immediate Release
April 29, 2021
Contact: Mark Rogers
Water & Sewer Operations Manager
City of Fayetteville Water & Sewer Department
Precautionary Boil Water Notice for Some Residents of Goshen
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A precautionary boil water notice has been issued for residents of Goshen. This order was issued as a precautionary measure because of the possibility that contaminated water may have entered the distribution system as a result of a loss in normal system pressure.
A water main break has occurred at Richland Creek, just east of Wyman Road on W. Bowen Blvd. (Arkansas State Highway 45) in Goshen, resulting in a loss of water pressure for more than four hours. Customers affected are east of Wyman Road to the end of the Fayetteville water service area. See attached map of affected area.
Under the Boil Water Notice, 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 (1) minute prior to use. All ice cubes should be discarded and only boiled water used for making ice.
This Notice will be lifted by the Department of Health when 2 sets of 4 bacteriological samples indicate that the water is free of bacterial contamination and an adequate disinfectant level is established throughout the distribution system.
Water, as available, can still be used for bathing, cleaning, washing clothes, etc., just not for consumption unless boiled.
Residents affected by this boil water notice will be contacted once the notice is lifted by press release, email, and automated phone messages.
Please contact City of Fayetteville Water and Sewer at (479) 575-8386 with any questions.