Samples are being collected today and driven to the Arkansas Department of Health in Little Rock for analysis of disinfectant levels and bacterial contamination levels.
The Arkansas Dept. of Health requires two consecutive set of samples (24 hour between sets) in order to lift the Precautionary Boil Order. We will sample again tomorrow and take them directly to the ADH in Little Rock.
Citizens are advised to continue Boiling your water used for food preparation, ice cubes, and consumption. A boil order consists of bringing your water to a rolling boil for a period of 1 minute prior to consumming. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this period.
The Helena-West Helena Water Department