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Boil orders and advisories in the ArkLaTex

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Following is a list of current boil advisories in the ArkLaTex. It is updated as information is provided to KSLA News 12 by the local water systems or city/town officials. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back for updates.

Saturday, June 24

Blocker Water Works has issued a boil advisory for two areas in Sarepta: Oliver Smith Road and Smithville Road. The advisory will remain in place for the next three days.

Friday, June 23

The boil advisory issued for Eagle Water customers in McElroy Park and Grawood Mobile Home Estates water systems in Keithville has been lifted.

Wednesday, June 21

A boil advisory has been issued for customers of the Alberta Water System in Castor for the following areas: Highway 507 West of Castor city limits and Highway 153 South of Castor city limits including the customers in the Ashland area. Several of the main water lines have been struck by lightning. The advisory is in effect until further notice.

Saturday, June 17

Benton Water Systems has lifted a boil advisory they issued on Thursday, June 15. Before using the tap water, customers are asked to throw out ice, flush faucets, and other appliances to make sure all contaminated water is removed.

Friday, June 16

The town of Gibsland has issued a boil advisory until further notice. Crews have discovered a leak in the system's water main and are working to make repairs.

TIPS FOR BOILING WATER

It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it (including fountain drinks), making ice, brushing teeth or using it for food preparation or rinsing of foods by the following means:

Boil water for one (1) full minute in a clean container. The minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. (The flat taste can be eliminated by shaking the water in a clean bottle, pouring it from one clean container to another or by adding a pinch of salt to each quart of water that is boiled).

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