ALMA (KFSM) — Parts of Alma are under a boil order after a water main break Friday (June 21) morning on Collum Lane, according to Mayor Jerry Martin.
Areas affected include parts of town south of Interstate 40, south of Collum Lane and east of U.S. 71. Kibler and Dyer are also affected by this order since each city buys water from Alma.
Residents are urged to boil water briskly for one minute prior to use. All ice cubes should be discarded and only boiled water should be used to make ice.
Martin said a contractor struck the city’s primary 14-inch line that leaves Alma’s water treatment facility and dispenses water to residents. Crews are on scene and should have the main repaired but 1 p.m.
There’s also a heat advisory in effect for eastern Oklahoma and the Fort Smith area.
Heat index values will soar into the 100-105° range in the Heat Advisory area with heat index values across NWA in the mid to upper 90s.