With the water supply at a critical point at about 26% of storage capacity currently remaining, the City of Hot Springs Utilities Department is asking everyone to conserve water.
The water demand is currently greater than the Utility’s maximum production capabilities. There are no issues with either of the water treatment plants, and both are at full production.
As temperatures are warming today and into next week, it is no longer necessary to keep faucets running. Keeping faucets turned off will aid in the conservation efforts.
There are several rumors regarding water suspension. However, no decision has been made in that regard at this time. If conservation measures are not successful, there is a possibility that Utilities may have to issue a boil order or disrupt service. These decisions will be made as a last resort, and when no other options exist. Please help us in this endeavor by conserving water now.
Approximately 3,000 homes and businesses have had their pipes burst due to the cold temperatures. If this has happened at your home or business, please turn your water off or call Utilities for assistance at (501) 321-6200.