Residents near Mansfield have been under a boil order for over a week, and that has caused many families in that area great hardship.
Both Sebastian and Scott Counties responded to the need on Wednesday, October 16, providing drinking water.
Sebastian County Emergency Management Deputy Director Travis Cooper said, “this is a partnership between the two counties. It is all about neighbors helping neighbors.”
As crews continue to excavate in the area near the city’s water lines, Mayor Buddy Black stated that workers will continue to respond and make repairs in the event of line breaks.
The 400 gallon potable water tank is set up on Sebascott Street in Mansfield and residents are welcome to come fill water containers.
A boil order remains in effect until further notice for the area south of Abbott and east of Highway 71 to Echo Road.