According to Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson the boil advisory that was issued for the Town of Jonesboro this past Friday will remain in effect throughout the early part of the week with the hopes that soon the order will be able to be lifted. As a further update the Water Department reports that all leaks and bursts on the lines have been repaired and if you don’t already have full water transmission back it should be recognized in a day or two at the latest as wells across the town fill back up.
“I am pleased to report that most of the town is back on line but until further notice we are still under a boil advisory” said Thompson. “We realize that there are a few that are still without water but as soon as the wells fill up that will be resolved.”
A boil advisory is issued because the community’s water is, or could be, contaminated with germs that can make you sick. Standard recommendations on what to do usually include this advice:
- Use bottled or boiled water for drinking and to prepare and cook food.
- If bottled water is not available, bring water to a full rolling boil for 1 minute then allow it to cool before use.
- Boil tap water even if it is filtered.
- Do not use water from any appliance connected to your water line, such as ice and water from a refrigerator.
Thompson also encourages residents to provide assistance by using their water sparingly this week as the less that is used the quicker the various wells, towers and water chests across town can fill up entirely. This is important so that optimum water pressure can be attained.