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Posted on: July 26, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Boil-water advisory: Water line break at former T&G Allsports location

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The City of Fayetteville Water Department and Clear Water Solutions are working to resolve a water line break at the former T&G Allsports location located on Highway 314 near the Highway 85 North intersection.

A 24-hour boil-water advisory has been issued for any water customers in the vicinity of the former T&G Allsports location who experienced low water pressure. More details will be published as they become available.

The advisory is being issued out of an abundance of caution – there is the potential a health hazard may exist due to microbial contamination in these areas without positive pressure.

In order to protect the public from a potential health hazard, customers that have experienced water outages and/or low water pressures are advised to use only boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking, cooking, or preparing food.

  • To properly boil tap water for use, customers should:
  • Heat water until bubbles come quickly from the bottom of the container;
  • Continue heating the water for one minute once it begins to boil;
  • Remove the water from the heat source and allow to cool before use.

During a Boil Water Advisory, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that boiled tap water or bottled water be used for the following:

  • Drinking
  • Brushing teeth
  • Washing food and preparing food and baby formula
  • Making ice
  • Drinking water for pets

Other activities such as clothes washing, dish washing and other uses can be done without boiling tap water, if done properly.

The complete CDC guidance can be found here

The advisory is in effect until the City Of Fayetteville Water System has done the appropriate testing to be confident that there is no longer a public health concern. Customers will be notified immediately when the Advisory is lifted. Once the Advisory is lifted you should flush all faucets for a minimum of two minutes before using for drinking or food preparation.

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