Boil water alert lifted for Earle, Arkansas

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EARLE, Ark. (localmemphis.com) – UPDATE 7/12/2019 – A boil water alert has been lifted for the city of Earle, Arkansas.

From the Arkansas Department of Health:

The Department of Health has released the ‘Boil Water’ Notice issued on 7/10/2019 10:20:27 AM by Arkansas Department of Health for the Entire System.  This order was issued as an emergency measure because of the presence of E. coli bacteria in the distribution system.

Bacteriological samples taken on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 and Thursday, July 11, 2019 were found to be free of bacterial contamination and a satisfactory disinfectant level has been established throughout the distribution system.  The water is therefore considered ‘Safe’ for human consumption and the ‘Boil Water’ notice is hereby lifted.

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7/10/2019 – The Arkansas Department of Health has issued a boil water alert for the city of Earle.

Department officials say the entire system for Earle Waterworks is affected. The order was issued as an emergency after the presence of E. coli was detected in the distribution system.

Officials say the water should be considered unsafe for human consumption. Water used for drinking or food should be boiled briskly for one minute before use. Ice cubes should be discarded, and boiled water should be used for making ice.

The notice will be lifted once two samples show the water to be free of contamination.

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