In a statement provided on Tuesday afternoon, Town of Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson said the boil advisory for those on the Jonesboro water system is still in effect and most likely will remain in place throughout the weekend. Thompson also encourages everyone to continue to converse their usage for the next several days so that the wells can fill up quicker which is necessary for full water pressure to be able to be obtained.
“At this point we are still under a boil advisory” said Thompson. “It appears that the only hurdle we have left is getting the wells and water tank filled back up to full capacity but in order to be as safe as possible we need to continue on our current course of action until further notice. As soon as we can verify that the water is safe, we will issue a statement. I thank our residents for their patience through these unprecedented times.”
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.