Boil Water Notice Issued to Parts of Prairie Grove, AR After Water Line Break

Parts of the City of Prairie Grove, Arkansas have been issued with a boil water notice after a water line break yesterday (Monday, August 16).

The notice was issued by Prairie Grove Water Utilities and applies to customers along a short section of Viney Grove and Blackburn Road.

According to a Facebook post by City officials, the affected area is just North of Belle Meade Subdivision, extending to and including residents living along Blackburn Road.

You can view a map of the affected area in the post below.

A large leak occurred when an air release valve was accidentally hit by a brush hog in the area, resulting in a loss of water pressure.

The affected water line was closed off while repairs were underway. This temporarily caused zero water pressure to local residents.

While a drop in water pressure isn’t always a sign of contamination, it can be possible for contaminants to get sucked into the water line when the pressure drops, especially in the case of a leak.

Prairie Grove Water Utilities has taken a water sample for testing. Once test results come back as negative, the boil water notice will be rescinded.

City officials say that further information will be posted once the lab results are completed. It typically takes up to 48 hours for bacteria test results to be returned.

Updates are pending.

Click here to learn more about what to do if a boil water notice is issued in your area.