The James Fork Regional Water System has been placed under a boil order as of today, Friday, September 25, by the Arkansas Department of Health.
A notice was sent out to operators within the system, including Mansfield, Bonanza, Hartford and Hackett, stating “if you are a consecutive system of James Fork Regional Water and do not booster chlorinate, your system is being put on a boil order for inadequate disinfectant levels.”
The notification went on to add that low disinfectant levels were found in the system, and James Fork Regional Water is required to take two sample sets, which must have absent bacteriological results and adequate disinfectant levels.
Mansfield Mayor Buddy Black stated that the boil order is expected to last for at least a week. According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), water should be brought to a “rolling boil for one minute”.