Water line breaks impacting residents, businesses in Bentonville, Cave Springs

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A water line in Bentonville breaks impacting all residents and businesses in Bentonville and Cave Springs.

According to a news release, the main 48-inch water line that serves all of Bentonville has collapsed.

According to the release, an emergency connection with the city of Rogers is being established.

Bentonville Director of Administration Debbie Griffin says residents are asked to conserve water and that water conservation could last for a few days.

Griffin says there are no reports of anyone in the city without water, but there are reports of low water pressure.

According to Griffin, Bentonville established an emergency line with Rogers, and that no boil order is needed. She says the leak has been isolated.

Benton County says Cave Springs is also affected by the water line break.

The city of Cave Springs says a contractor hit the waterline which created a “catastrophic failure.” It says it is working to get water restored through an emergency connection with Springdale.

According to Cave Springs mayor Randy Noblett, the line broke along Highway 112 between Wallace Road in Cave Springs and the bridge on the west side of the road, impacting everyone in Cave Springs.

The mayor says Cave Springs buys water from Bentonville which is how the city was impacted.

Noblett says Cave Springs alerted Bentonville of the water line break.

The City of Cave Springs said in a Facebook post on Wednesday morning the 48-inch Bentonville waterline is off for repairs at the failure site.

“We are using the emergency Springdale connection and Bentonville is using their emergency Rogers connection to provide services across Cave Springs. Emergency connections will continue to be used for the next few days, while repairs are made and water conservation is requested. There is no need for boil order from last night’s water event,” the post continued.

The City of Bentonville also took to Facebook on Wednesday morning, saying “Please proceed with normal water daily routines. We ask that you do not use water unnecessarily. Please do not irrigate lawns, no heavy washing such as fences, patios, etc.”

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