LOWELL (KFSM) – Crews with the Springdale Water Utilities are repairing a six-inch water main break for a second time on Hickory Creek Road where it intersects with Little Hickory Creek, according to Executive Director Heath Ward.
It’s outside of the city limits of Lowell and it happened around 2 a.m.
At this time, no boil order is in effect. But, the utility company will notify residents if this changes.
Twenty-two to 23 customers and the Hickory Creek Campgrounds are without water, according to Ward.
The first break occurred Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 18) and crews repaired it during the storm. During testing, the estimated 50 year old pipe blew out again so they are putting in a bigger repair pipe.
Crews have been repairing the water main under rainy and muddy conditions, he said.
“Crews have been working in the worst conditions trying to restore the water as soon as possible,” Ward said. “Obviously, we’re trying to be safe.”
5NEWS Chief Photographer Robby Ferguson said the water from the Little Hickory Creek is filling the hole crews dug to access the break. They are having to use pumps to keep the water level down, which is slowing down repairs.
Utility workers are also out restoring water pressure to parts of Dyer Street in Springdale. This was due to a construction contractor busting a two-inch pipeline Wednesday night (Sept 18), Ward said. They restored the water at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, but residents in the neighborhood are still experiencing low pressure. Ward said the water remains safe to drink.
5NEWS Viewer Jeff Clardy sent these pictures.