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Water Situation Improving

Some rural associations hope to have boil order lifted



The situation at the Mountain View Water Treatment Plant intake structure continues to be managed with the assistance of portable pumps as needed, while the gravity flow from the river produces an inconsistent supply, according to Water Supt. Keith Johnson. 

The flow resumed on Tuesday of this week, but stopped again and restarted on Thursday.  Overall, employees are dealing with a few leaks, but tanks are getting full and the situation is in pretty good shape, Johnson said.

The root cause of the flow issue, however, is still unknown.

Mountain View’s portion of the system was cleared from the boil order on Wednesday, allowing the town of Fifty Six and rural associations that were ready to begin submitting samples to the state health department. West Stone County Water Association, Pleasant Grove Water Association, and Sylamore Valley Water Association all took samples to Little Rock on Thursday, hoping to hear results on Friday. 

According to information posted by Water Operator Michael Goins just before noon on Thursday, the Richwoods system was still having issues. Customer leaks are still being found, and pressure is low, but employees are moving water from tank to tank in an effort to keep everyone supplied. Users are asked to conserve as much as possible.

Mountain View AR, water, Stone County Leader


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