The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed a boil water notice issued by the City of Flippin for the portion of the system from Second and Main streets to Fourth and Main. The area impacts approximately 20 customers.The order was issued as a precautionary measure, due to the possibility of contaminated water entering the distribution system, following the partial loss in normal water pressure.
In a letter to city officials, ADH says under the boil notice, impacted customers are advised the water may be unsafe for human consumption. Water used for drinking or food preparation should be boiled briskly for one minutes prior to use.
All ice cubes should be discarded. Only boiled water should be used for making ice.
The notice will be lifted by ADH when two sets of bacteriological samples indicate the water is free of bacterial contamination, and an adequate disinfectant level is established throughout the distribution system.
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