Water Main Break and Boil Water Notice Update #2March 27, 2023
Water Main Break & Boil Water Notice Update #5March 30, 2023
Water Main Break Update #4
Wednesday – 3:45 p.m.
Good afternoon Prairie Grove!
Following the repair on Monday inside the water treatment plant, we have determined that a more permanent repair is going to be required in order to prevent future outages. The repair that was made on Monday revealed a significant amount of corrosion that required additional investigation to determine the extent of the damage. A quick repair was made in order to get water turned back on while we completed the additional investigation.
Without going into a lot of details, a section of buried galvanized water line that feeds a piece of treatment equipment that is no longer in service, has become so corroded that it must be replaced. That repair could take as little as an hour or it could take several hours, depending on how much pipe has to be removed to get back to solid uncorroded pipe.
Beginning tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m., the water system will be completely shut down to allow for the repair to be made. Best case scenario, the system will be down for less than an hour. Worst case scenario, the system could be down for 4 to 5 hours. ANRA will keep the community updated as the situation evolves.
The Boil Water Notice is still in effect. Additional details regarding the Boil Water Notice will be distributed tomorrow after the water system is pressured up again.
Thank you for you patience and please share this information with others who may not have access to social media. Let us know if you have any questions or concerns.