For Immediate Release
September 21, 2021
Contact: Tim Nyander
Update on Emergency Water Line Repairs, Water Conservation Request
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— City of Fayetteville water tanks are less than half full after a water main broke near Sharon St. and Pine Ave. on the evening of Monday, Sept. 20. As water line repair continues on Tuesday, Sept. 21, the City will not be able to receive the normal amount of water from Beaver Water District to keep up with demand. City officials are asking residents and businesses to continue conserving water until repairs are complete.
City crews are repairing the water line, but this work is anticipated to take most of today to complete. City officials ask all residents, as well as customers located in the communities that receive Fayetteville water, to temporarily restrict water usage to drinking, cooking and personal hygiene. Please turn off automatic irrigation and sprinkler systems and avoid any unnecessary water usage (such as washing vehicles, pressure washing, etc.) for the next 24 hours.
Beyond Fayetteville, the communities affected are Elkins, West Fork, Farmington, Goshen, Greenland, southern Johnson, Wheeler, Round Mountain and the Mt. Olive Water District.
Once City water crews have repaired the leak, it will take the approximately 24 hours for water tanks to refill. As tanks refill, some residents may experience temporarily low water pressure and air in water lines.
Residents who experience low water pressure or air in their water lines are advised that water is safe for consumption, and no Boil Water Order has been issued.
Residents who currently do not have water will be contacted directly by the City of Fayetteville should a Boil Water Notice become necessary.