City asks residents to conserve water this weekend due to major leak

The City of Fayetteville is asking residents and businesses to temporarily conserve water while a water transmission line is repaired.

During routine maintenance, crews discovered a major leak on one of two major water lines that supply the city with its water from Beaver Lake. The crews immediately shut off water transmission lines after filling storage tanks.

Repairs are underway on the large section of pipe, and once complete, the Arkansas Department of Health will test the flowing water and approve distribution to the public.

The City has already gone into conservation mode and communicated with major customers and is now asking residents to join our efforts. Please restrict water usage to drinking, cooking, and personal hygiene.

City officials are asking residents and businesses to turn off automatic irrigation and sprinkler systems temporarily, and to avoid any unnecessary water usage (such as washing vehicles, pressure washing, etc.) until repairs are completed.

The line is expected to be repaired and back in service by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15th.

The City will release updated information through media releases and its website, Facebook, and Twitter.