The boil order for approximately 110 Monticello water customers has been lifted, according to a Wednesday afternoon e-mail from the City of Monticello. Below is the original boil order notice..

May 3 – Original Notice

The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed the ‘Boil Water’ Notice “The Arkansas Department of Health has confirmed the ‘Boil Water’ Notice for the approximately 110 customers in the West Jackson, South McCray, West Shelton, and West Railroad streets area of the city and Vinegar Hill residents on May 3, 2021.

The order was issued as a precautionary measure because of the possibility that contaminated water may have entered the distribution system as a result of a loss in normal system pressure.

Under the ‘Boil Water’ Notice, all affected customers are advised that the water may be unsafe for human consumption, and water used for drinking or food preparation must be boiled briskly for one (1) minute prior to use.  All ice cubes should be discarded and only boiled water used for making ice.

This Notice will be lifted by the Department of Health when 1 set of 2 bacteriological samples indicate that the water is free of bacterial contamination and an adequate disinfectant level is established throughout the distribution system.”